Trump's top economic advisor is stepping down --- because tariffs

Gary Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, announced yesterday he will resign.

Cohn was a former president of Goldman Sachs. He has been on the losing end of the White House debate over Trump’s controversial steel and aluminum tariffs, which the President announced last week.

The White House says there is no single reason for Cohn’s decision, but come on --- it’s all about the tariffs.

Yesterday, the President called Cohn “a rare talent” and said he “did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again.”

The White House also said Cohn is departing on positive terms with the President and that they will continue policy discussions even after he leaves. Don’t bet on it, because this definitely seems like Trump showing Cohn the door.

Cohn is a Democrat and a free-trade advocate who was head of the President’s National Economic Council. Now that Trump seems to be doubling down on his unpopular decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum, maybe Cohn just got tired of fighting the battle.

Critics are already fretting about Cohn’s departure. They’re concerned there won’t be a gatekeeper like Cohn, who managed to keep the President’s nationalist economic tendencies at bay. Last summer, Cohn reportedly blocked the effort by Peter Navarro (a Trump trade adviser) to withdraw from NAFTA. Who’s going to watch the gate now?

Along with Steve Mnuchin and John Kelly, Cohn was firmly in the camp that felt abandoning trade deals and imposing tariffs would harm U.S. businesses, our economy and foreign relations. Now, free-trade has one less advocate in the White House.

Who will Trump find to replace Cohn? What self-respecting economist would sign up for this job knowing they'd be expected to push a protectionist tariff policy straight out of the late 1800s?

President Trump certainly isn’t worried. At the White House press conference yesterday, he said, “they all want to be in the White House. So many people want to come in. I have a choice of anybody.”

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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