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The Fed: Trump’s Fed pick Moore irks senator for calling Cleveland and Cincinnati ‘armpits of America’

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Stephen Moore, visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, is Trump’s pick for a vacant seat on the Fed

Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s embattled pick for the Federal Reserve, got in more hot water Tuesday when it emerged that he had called Cincinnati and Cleveland “armpits of America” during a talk in 2014.

The reported remark has offended Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Ohio Democrat, who is also the ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over all Fed nominations. Brown is a resident of Cleveland.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Moore, Brown asked for an apology and said his remarks “should be disqualifying.

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