Trump tapped economist and tax expert Kevin Hassett to be the head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in an announcement late Friday. The position has to go through a Senate confirmation. Hassett is a leading conservative expert on taxes. He's advised the presidential campaigns of John McCain, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
"If the Trump administration does a big push on tax reform, then I would expect Kevin to play a very large role," says Michael Strain, who has been a colleague of Hassett's for years at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank in Washington.