Instead of sticking with its "pause", Trump said the central bank should instead "drop" interest rates, something that markets have already priced in, adding that the central bank has "really slowed" the American economy.
Setting aside the cognitive dissonance between these comments and Trump's repeated claims that the US economy is doing "really, really well" and that companies are preparing to announce that they're "coming back" to the US...
...Trump's comments show that he won't let up the pressure on Jerome Powell after reportedly trying to replace him with Kevin Warsh, and declaring Powell one of the worst hires of his administration.
"I personally think the Fed should drop rates, I think they really slowed us down, there's no inflation, in terms of quantitative tightening, it should really be quantitative easing...you would see a rocket ship. Despite that, we're doing very well."