Well, congratulations to Larry Kudlow!
He’s now officially in the “stable genius” advisory business.
- TRUMP TO NAME KUDLOW NEC CHAIRMAN, CNBC REPORTS, CITING SOURCES
- TRUMP TO NAME KUDLOW NEC CHIEF AS EARLY AS TOMORROW: CNBC
We’ve spent more time than we ever imagined we would over the past three days talking about Larry and on the off chance you’ve missed this discussion, you can peruse the backstory at your leisure in the following posts:
- Jim Cramer Says Larry Kudlow Is Getting Gary Cohn’s Old Job And We’re Like ¯\_(ツ)_/
- Here Are The ‘Cascading Effects’ Of The Global Trade War Larry Kudlow Is Going To Save Us From
- Rex Tillerson Rolls Eyes At Larry Kudlow As They Pass Each Other Inside Trump’s Totally-Not-Chaotic Revolving Door
The bottom line here is that we now live in a world where “Larry Kudlow takes over U.S. economic policy” is the most bullish headline possible and that says a whole lot about the dire straits we’re in politically.
We’re talking about subbing in an 80s relic, complete with suspenders, french cuffs and a contrasting white collar – Trump might as well just go to eBay, look up “Gordon Gekko doll, original, in box” and plop it down in a chair with a pack of Merit Ultra Lights in front of it.
Here’s what CNN thinks:
Trump will surely see this as a move that reinforces his imagined spiritual connection with The Gipper and as for the rest of us, I guess we can take comfort in knowing that Peter Navarro won’t be completely free to run roughshod over global trade and commerce.
Ultimately, we wish Larry well – after all, his life experiences mimic our own in certain respects that we won’t discuss here.
That said, we imagine his tenure will prove to be just as fleeting as everyone else’s in the Trump administration.
BREAKING: Rick Santelli to be named NEC director when Larry Kudlow is fired in December 2018.
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) March 14, 2018
Oh, and to Gary Cohn: we’re really sorry man. Because now, you’ve not only lost the Goldman CEO spot to a guy who moonlights as a D.J., but also your economic advisory role to Larry fucking Kudlow.
Damn, Gary. Just… damn.