After reporting that Gary Cohen, the former president of Goldman Sachs, said he would resign as the chief economist of the White House, Trump has been looking for a new candidate to be the director of the National Economic Commission of the White House. Cohen decided to resign after Trump decided to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products.
The above White House officials said Liddell used to run the business background of big companies and his efficiency behind the scenes in the White House, making him an attractive candidate. Liddell, 59 years old, has been widely respected in his performance at the White House, such as information technology modernization and electronic health records. All of these works need to be closely coordinated with government agencies.