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Trump on Gary Cohn: "He may be a globalist, but I still like him"

Trump and Cohn
Gary Cohn listens as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

President Trump thanked his now ex-economic advisor Gary Cohn for his time in the administration during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, joking that he expects he'll back.

QuoteThis is Gary Cohn’s last cabinet meeting. He's been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him … I have a feeling you’ll be back.
  • Tariffs: "We're going to be very fair, we're going to be very flexible, but we're going to protect the American worker." Trump also said he'll make a trade announcement following his afternoon meeting.
  • Guns: Trump said the administration is close to finishing legislation on banning bump stocks, and that background checks are "moving along."
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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

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America's delayed backlash to globalization

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

The backlash to globalization is coming "at exactly the wrong time," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: President Trump's new tariffs, on steel and aluminum and most recently against China, are working to "re-set the terms of the global economy," the NYT reports. But the globalization the world is seeing today is not focused on goods and services, but "greater connectivity and communication."