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Trump Touts Strong Economy, but 'Not Happy' About Rate Hike

by Axios | 9.26.18

President Trump said Wednesday's interest rate hike is an example of how strong the economy is, but also slammed the Federal Reserve for raising rates.

Why it matters: This is not the first time Trump has publicly knocked the Fed for hiking rates, but this is definitely the fastest. At a news conference on Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, citing the independence of the central bank, said it "does not consider political factors" when determining monetary policy.


Written by Axios

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