Trump’s Top Economist Leaving Without Incurring His Wrath: ‘He Is A True Friend’

on June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett speaks on economy during a White House daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 5, 2018 in ... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett speaks on economy during a White House daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sanders held a daily briefing to answer questions from members of the White House Press Corps. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Kevin Hassett, President Donald Trump’s chief economist, has managed the impossible — working for the President for two years without becoming a target of his ire.

Trump wished his adviser adieu in a glowing tweet from the UK on Sunday, calling Hassett a “true friend.”

Per Politico, Hassett was confirmed in September of 2017 and has constantly heralded Trump’s policies.

Hassett had a moment in the headlines back during the government shutdown when he declared that furloughed government workers were actually “better off.”

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