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Trump Says Top White House Economist Kevin Hassett Leaving

The president added: "I want to thank Kevin for all he has done - he is a true friend!"

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    Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, talks to media outside of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2019.

    President Donald Trump said the White House's top economist is leaving soon.

    In a tweet Sunday night, Trump said the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, will be departing "shortly" and praised him as having "done such a great job for me and the Administration."

    Trump said he will name what he calls a "very talented replacement" as soon as he returns to the U.S. from his trip to Europe.

    The president added: "I want to thank Kevin for all he has done - he is a true friend!"

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    Hassett began serving in the Senate-confirmed post in September 2017.