Trump has ‘feeling’ that departing aide Cohn will be back

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is joking about Gary Cohn as he bids farewell to his departing economic adviser.

Trump says at a Cabinet meeting that will be Cohn’s last that the former Goldman Sachs executive “may be a globalist but I still like him.”

The president says Cohn may one day return to the White House after leaving to make what Trump’s calling another couple hundred million dollars.

Cohn announced this week that he’d be leaving the administration in the coming weeks. That announcement came amid a wave of staff departures and after Cohn failed to convince Trump that he should reconsider imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

At Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, Trump told Cohn: “I have a feeling you’ll be back.”


This story has been corrected to reflect that Cohn announced this week, not last week, that he was leaving.

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ trade for Michael Bennett shows they’re not standing pat

Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles’ chief roster architect, said last week at the NFL scouting combine that his goal for this offseason is to improve the team that just won the Super Bowl title even without its league-MVP-candidate of a young quarterback, Carson Wentz.

Roseman is wasting no time trying to bring that about.

The Eagles agreed Wednesday to a trade for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, bolstering a Philadelphia defense that struggled in the Super Bowl against quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots but was good for most of last season.

The deal is not necessarily a blockbuster. Bennett turns 33 in November. The Eagles will have to send only a fifth-round draft choice and wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the Seahawks for Bennett and a seventh-round pick when the trade becomes official next Wednesday, the first day of the new league year.

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The best thing about BBC 5 Live podcast, Brexitcast, is its lack of lamenting

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest with flags outside the Houses of Common on February 26, 2018 in London, England

In a moment characterised by communal horror, Brexitcast sounds fairly relaxed – even normal.

“If Brexit were a movie, what would it be? The NeverEnding Story? Groundhog Day?” BBC commentators Katya Adler, Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Chris Mason take the measure of Brexit’s sticky wicket in Brexitcast – which, as a rule, is pleasingly slow to disintegrate into too much baby-talk. Only occasionally does it burble such lines as, “I’m just about to WhatsApp you all a video of a sheepdog going into Chequers!” And there’s usually some sighing over bygone professional European Union-watcher perks. “Gone are the days when we had stollen,” mourned Adler recently. “Today, just a tangerine.” Kuenssberg talks in the longest paragraphs, finding such flavour in market access agreements she makes me think of a hunger-maddened bear emerging from a winter’s hibernation. And Mason in the middle, as presenter, wrangling all of them in a pretty casual way.

Probably the best thing about Brexitcast is that there isn’t a great deal of lamenting going on. (Unequivocal lamenting is the tone of our times. Communal horror turns out to be the ultimate networking opportunity.) But since we now find ourselves in a world where everybody (pundit, politician, social movement) more than ever wants to win, Brexitcast sounds fairly relaxed and normal (somewhat in the spirit of the peerless Glaswegian comedian Limmy’s recent tweet, “Take your head out your fucking arse and speak like you’re at a bus stop.”) Whereas the BBC reporter Chris Morris sounded like he’d been off for a season shooting albatross when he dozily initiated the involvement of a whirring jukebox in the third series of his Radio 4 show Brexit: a Guide for the Perplexed (“I wonder what our Brexit jukebox has got to say about this? BEEEEEP UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT!”).

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