Trump Officially Names CNBC Commentator Larry Kudlow As Economic Adviser

Kudlow initially made the announcement on-air.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday named conservative commentator Larry Kudlow as his choice to lead the National Economic Council, one day after the CNBC contributor made the announcement on-air.

Trump, in an early morning post on Twitter, praised Kudlow, who is replacing Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive and Democrat who stepped down as the top White House economic adviser earlier this month.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)