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White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett

Trump’s advisers are optimistic for a quick economic rebound, despite alarm over sky-high unemployment and wave of small business closures

Other policymakers are warning of a protracted downturn given the surge of unemployment claims and small business closures due to the pandemic.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with his son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and government cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017.

Trump’s lifelong devotion to cronyism is getting people killed

Trump's penchant for cronyism kept him insulated from reality as a businessman, but now he's president and there's no hiding from the coronavirus.

Trump’s top economic adviser says the US might not shut down its economy during a potential 2nd wave of COVID-19

Kudlow said the US wouldn't need more lockdowns because "we have more experience" and "we are much better equipped with the right tools."
Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, speaks at the White House in Washington, DC.

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett created a baffling ‘cubic model’ showing coronavirus deaths would hit 0 by May 15. It turns out...

The model had sparked a storm of criticism among outside economists who called it "utterly superficial and misleading" on Twitter.

Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow says oil prices should rebound as the economy opens

"It will, I hope, take care of itself. Markets will take care of themselves over time," Kudlow told CNBC in an interview Wednesday.

The Trump administration is seizing on the coronavirus pandemic to roll back business regulations as it pushes to reopen the economy

The White House is hoping to spark an economic comeback after almost 22 million Americans filed for unemployment over the last month.
White House adviser Kudlow speaks to reporters about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, at the White House in Washington

A top Trump economic adviser said ‘it couldn’t be easier’ for his wife to get a bank loan from the troubled small business loan prog...

Larry Kudlow said it was easy for his wife to get a small business loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, which had a rocky rollout this month.

Trump’s top economic adviser says Americans can expect coronavirus stimulus checks to show up in their bank accounts ‘in a couple of weeks...

The payments are coming after more than 3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits as isolation measures sparked a massive wave of layoffs.
Director of National Economic Council Larry Kudlow

Republican senators quietly dumped stocks after classified coronavirus briefings, even as Trump officials were urging Americans to buy into the market...

Critics are asking why Trump officials urged Americans to buy stocks, while GOP lawmakers with access to coronavirus briefings were dumping theirs.

5 times Trump and US officials downplayed coronavirus as the administration struggled to prepare for the growing pandemic

As a travel ban takes effect and the public looks to the White House for guidance, their penchant for downplaying the coronavirus looms large.