CNN Hires Former Trump Adviser to Be Senior Economics Analyst

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CNN announced on Tuesday that it has hired economist Stephen Moore, a former Donald Trump adviser, to be a senior economics analyst for the network.

"Moore will serve as a senior economics analyst for CNN providing in-depth analysis, historical perspective, and expert commentary on current political and economic topics and financial issues facing the country and world, CNN said in a press release, according to the Hill.

Moore was a senior economic adviser for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and is currently an economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation. He is also the author of many New York Times best-selling books.

Recently, Moore was a contributor for Fox News, where he explained last week how Trump could get Mexico to pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border, and was formerly a writer for the Wall Street Journal.

CNN has hired several new contributors since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 to prepare for its political coverage of the new administration.