CNBC Says Larry Kudlow "Has No Plans to Leave" Amid White House Speculation

Larry Kudlow attends the New York City Ballet's Spring 2013 Gala - Getty-H 2018
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Kudlow is considered a leading candidate to replace Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump's top economic adviser.

As far as CNBC is concerned, senior contributor Larry Kudlow won't be decamping for a job in the White House anytime soon.

Kudlow, who formerly hosted The Kudlow Report for the network, has been rumored as a top candidate to replace Gary Cohn, who resigned on Tuesday as director of the National Economic Council.

"Larry loves CNBC and has no plans to leave," a CNBC spokesperson on Wednesday told The Hollywood Reporter. "He thinks it is the perfect platform for his pro-growth, small-government views.”

Kudlow, asked directly by his network about the opening, laughed and deflected the question. "I don't have any comments on that stuff," he said. "I just don't want to walk through all those scenarios."

Kudlow, who said on air that he "loves CNBC," also said, "We'll see," when discussing a potential White House job.

Last September, Mercedes Schlapp gave up her gig as a Fox News contributor to join the White House communications team. She is considered a top internal candidate to replace departing communications director Hope Hicks. In the other direction, Sebastian Gorka left the White House last summer and was hired in November as a Fox News contributor.