Trump: Taylor and Powell together at the Fed an option

Trump on Fox Business

  • Says both ‘very talented’
  • Says he likes Yellen ‘a lot’

Forgotten in the talk about the race for the Fed chair is that there is also a race for the Vice-Chair and someone in the top-5 will likely be offered the role.

He also said Taylor and Powell are both ‘very talented’.

My guess is that would put Taylor in charge and Powell as vice-chair. There is also an opening for Fed Governor but I doubt any of the remaining candidates would be interested.

Separately, a Bloomberg reporter said Pence «really likes» Taylor and that Powell causes some political problems because some Republicans voted against him when he was nominated by Obama, including Senate banking chair Mike Crapo. McConnell, Toomey, Scott and Heller also voted against him.

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