Trump has 'feeling' that departing aide Cohn will be back

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading internal opponent to Trump's planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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."

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

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