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Trump considers ex-Microsoft executive as top economic adviser: official


(Reuters) - Chris Liddell, a former at and General Motors Co, is under consideration to become U.S. Donald Trump's top economic adviser, a said on Sunday, confirming

Trump is searching for a new for the National Economic Council after Gary Cohn, a former president, said he would resign. Cohn's decision came after Trump decided to put tariffs on and aluminum imports.

Peter Navarro, a who promoted the tariffs, has also been touted as a for the top economic job, though he has said he is not in the running. has also been cited as a contender.

Liddell's background running major companies and his behind-the-scenes efficiency at the has made him an attractive candidate, the said.

Liddell, 59, has earned respect at the White House for his work on projects like modernization and electronic health records, which have required intensive coordination with government agencies, the said.

(Reporting by in Washington and Scott DiSavino in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 10:02 IST