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Trump announces departure of White House economic adviser

Trump announces departure of White House economic adviser
FILE PHOTO: Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett gestures as he speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo -
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will “shortly” leave his post, but did not provide a reason for the latest high-level departure from the administration.

“Kevin Hassett, who has done such a great job for me and the Administration, will be leaving shortly. His very talented replacement will be named as soon as I get back to the U.S.,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Sunday night as he flew to Europe for a series of state visits.

Trump thanked Hassett for his work, and called him a “true friend” in the Twitter post on Sunday.

(Reporting by Julia Harte; Editing by Will Dunham)

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