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Trump Says 'Not Even A Little Bit Happy' With Fed's Powell: Report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying rising interest rates and other Fed policies were damaging the U.S. economy, the Washington Post said.
“So far, I’m not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay,” the Post quoted Trump as saying in an interview, referring to the man he picked last year to lead the Fed.
“Not even a little bit. And I’m not blaming anybody, but I’m just telling you I think that the Fed is way off-base with what they’re doing.”
Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Tom Brown