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Trump complains to Hamptons donors about rate hikes.

President Trump can’t stop complaining about rate hikes. Trump bemoaned the Federal Reserve’s recent moves to raise interest rates while speaking to a group of well-heeled Republican donors at a Hamptons fundraiser Friday, according to multiple reports, citing sources at the event. Trump had hoped that the Fed would pursue a dovish course when he...
Time: 16:23     Date: 20.08.2018
Last US News: Trump complains to Hamptons donors about rate hikes. NY Post 24 - US News

Trump bemoaned the Federal Reserve’s recent moves to raise interest rates while speaking to a group of well-heeled Republican donors at a Hamptons fundraiser Friday, according to multiple reports, citing sources at the event.

Trump had hoped that the Fed would pursue a dovish course when he nominated Jay Powell in November to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair, the reports said.

Powell, in Trump’s mind, was supposed to be a “cheap-money” Fed chair, according to Bloomberg, which first reported Trump’s remarks.

Trump was “questioning why” rate hikes were happening, and “made a reference to things going so well, so why bother” raising rates, one source told the Wall Street Journal (paywall).

Amid a growing economy, the Fed has acted to prevent rampant inflation. Trump, meanwhile, has fretted that its rate hikes could stifle growth and jobs as the 2020 presidential election cycle heats up next year, according to reports.

The Fed has raised interest rates twice this year, with two more rate hikes anticipated before year-end.

One of the attendees at Friday’s event told the Journal that Trump was hoping Powell would listen to him and avoid future rate hikes.

“‘I’m depending on [Powell] and I hope he listens,’ that was the tenor. Overall, the discussion was that [Trump] doesn’t like higher interest rates,” a source told the Journal.

It’s not the first time Trump has spoken out against rising rates.

“I’m not thrilled,” Trump said in a CNBC interview last month.

“Because we go up and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again. … I am not happy about it,” Trump added last month.

But rising rates weren’t Trump’s only gripe at Friday’s event.

Over a dinner of chicken and salad held in a tent at the Hamptons estate of Howard Lorber, chairman of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, Trump also complained about heat and jokingly suggested Lorber could have afforded better air-conditioning, according to Bloomberg.

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