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Wilbur Ross has a new nickname in the White House

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White House staff, most of whom were in the dark about Trump's planned tariffs announcement, are referring to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the victor in the policy coup, as "Chief Ross."

Their reasoning: Based on what happened on trade, the 80-year-old Ross looks more in charge than White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.