For more than a decade and a half, Kudlow has been a fixture on the CNBC business news network, a pinstripe-suited conservative arguing relentlessly for tax cuts and a smaller government with tart sound bites. He previously hosted CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" and currently hosts "The Larry Kudlow Show," a weekly radio program on WABC Radio.
Kudlow served as associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget during President Ronald Reagan's first term, according to his biography on CNBC.com.
Earlier this month, Kudlow and economists Steve Moore and Arthur Laffer penned a column for CNBC's "Kudlow's Corner" in which they criticized Trump's proposal to impose steel and aluminum tariffs. The tariffs, which Cohn opposed, were reportedly among the issues that prompted his resignation last week.
Trump has said that he understands that Kudlow disagrees with his position on the tariffs, according to the Post.
“We don’t agree on everything, but in this case, I think that’s good," Trump told reporters Tuesday. "I want to have a divergent opinion. We agree on most."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.