Talks turns to Trump’s thoughts about who should be the next Federal Reserve chair. Trump sought Dobb’s advice. Seriously.
“Do you have a preference, out of curiosity?” Trump said.
Dobbs said he did.
“Tell me who your preference is,” Trump said.
“May I constrain myself?” Dobbs asked. Because an ad hoc advisor to the president –”
“I’d love to hear it,” Trump persisted. “You could even cut it out [of the interview telecast] if you want. You don’t have to — I would love to hear you. I only want that from people I respect.”
Dobb relented, saying, “I personally believe that Janet Yellen might be worth keeping.”
That seemed to take Trump aback.
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“I tell you what, she was in my office three days ago. She was very impressive,” he conceded. “I like her a lot. I mean, it’s somebody that I am thinking about. I would certainly think about it.”
Takeaway: Don’t hold your breath.
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