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Can Trump Talk Down Interest Rates?

Investors worried about rising global interest rates may get some reprieve.

In criticism that will be welcomed by the Australian property market, US President Donald Trump is adamant that interest rates are too high.

Trump has kept up his criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He says that some of the Fed’s policies and their continuation of raising interest rates were harming the US economy.

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Trump believes the Fed is ‘way off’

Trump picked Powell in 2017 to lead the Fed, but the Washington Post has revealed that Trump said in an interview:

So far, I’m not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay

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.’

Recently, the president has continually denounced the Fed boss and the Fed’s decision to increase interest rates. Trump claims that Powell was making it expensive for his administration to finance its mounting deficits, RAW reports. In his criticism of the Fed, Trump has also referred to the central bank as ‘crazy’ and ‘ridiculous.’

On Tuesday, Trump told the Post:

I’m doing deals, and I’m not being accommodated by the Fed

They’re making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.’

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Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic is an editor and writer for The Australian Tribune. She has a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University and a Masters in Publishing and Editing from Monash University.

She specialises in national and international politics and current affairs. She’s passionate about delivering the unfiltered stories that matter to you, on all topics.

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