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PoliticsTrump says 'I wouldn't stop him' if Fed chair Powell resigned

15:05  24 august  2019
15:05  24 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not attempt to stop Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell if he offered his resignation . Trump , departing for the G7 summit in France, was asked by reporters if he wanted Powell to resign .

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he would not resign if President Donald Trump were to ask him to. Still, he said he would be open to meeting with Trump . “Meetings between presidents and Fed chairs do happen,” he said .

Before leaving for the G-7 in France late Friday night, President Trump told reporters that he wasn’t happy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying that he didn’t think Powell was doing a very good job.

“Do I want him to resign?” Trump said in response to a reporter's question. “Let me put it this way: If he did I wouldn’t stop him.”

Trump blamed Powell for volatility in the markets and told reporters that the administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods were working out well for the United States. He added that U.S. businesses in China are “hereby ordered” to return to the United States.

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President Donald Trump hasn' t stopped railing against Jerome Powell , his Federal Reserve chairman , for holding back the US economy. The President reportedly blamed Powell during meetings with Republican senators and staffers that if it hadn' t been for a string of rate increases by

JUST WATCHED. Fed chair says he wouldn ' t resign if asked by Trump . "No," Powell answered simply, when asked Friday morning during a panel at the annual American Economics Association conference alongside former Fed chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke.

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During the wide-ranging news conference, the president also touched on controversies from earlier in the week.

Trump said he had a "great conversation" by phone with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. Days earlier, the president canceled a planned visit to Denmark after Frederiksen said it was “absurd” that Trump might consider trying to buy Greenland, an autonomous Danish region. Trump had said the PM's comments were “nasty,” but called her a “wonderful woman” Friday.

The president also balked when reporters asked him about claiming this week that he was the "chosen person" on trade with China. “You know exactly what I mean,” he said. “It was sarcasm.”

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Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? President Trump ripped Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday he would not resign from his post if President Donald Trump asked him to. Trump appointed Powell but has become severely critical of the Fed chairman .

While Trump has repeatedly criticized Powell on Twitter for the central bank’s campaign of steady rate hikes, the Fed chairman said there has been no direct contact between him Still, he said he would be open to meeting with Trump . “Meetings between presidents and Fed chairs do happen,” he said .

Trump said the other G-7 world leaders are "friends of mine — for the most part," but added that he wasn't happy with France taxing American tech companies. He said the United States might tax French wine in retaliation “like they’ve never seen before."

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