Key Words: Trump again lashes out at Powell, says he’s ‘not even a little bit happy’ about naming him Fed chief

President Donald Trump said in an interview that he blames Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome “Jay” Powell for Wall Street’s recent selloff and General Motors’ GM, -2.55% decision to close a number of plants and slash jobs.

In an interview published Tuesday by the Washington Post, Trump claimed that rising interest rates were hurting the economy, and said he regretted appointing Powell to lead the central bank earlier this year.

“I’m not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay. Not even a little bit.”

President Donald Trump

“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,” Trump said, complaining that the Fed wasn’t doing enough to help him.

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