U.S. National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said the White House had not decided on whether to keep or replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen when her term expires in February, while signaling he didn’t want the job.
“We’re not at a time when we’re going to be even thinking about that,” President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser told Bloomberg Television Friday.
Asked if he’d want the position, Cohn said “I have a great job running the NEC right now” and added that he was “very happy.” Fielding a similar question earlier on CNBC, he said, “No, I have a great job right now serving the president. It’s been a dream come true. I come into work every day and I’m very excited to be in the White House.”
Axios reported earlier this week that Cohn, a former president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., was eager to