US President Donald Trump‘s top Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said.
It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team.
There has been speculation that Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports.
The 57-year-old former president of the Goldman Sachs bank had helped Trump push through his sweeping tax reforms late last year.
Once that mission had been achieved, a number of differences may have prompted the departure, including the possible looming trade tariff war and his differences on that issue with Trade Adviser Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
In August last year, Cohn had also criticized Trump over his reaction to a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the administration “can and must do better.