Trump has plans to revamp the federal reserve

by | Apr 26, 2024

According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, President Trump's team is formulating a strategy aimed at increasing his sway over the Federal Reserve.

One aspect of this plan involves the possibility of Trump assuming a role as an “acting” member of the central bank's board, potentially granting him unprecedented influence over its decisions and policies.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the proposed plans are shrouded in secrecy and outlined in a 10-page document. The document suggests that if elected, President Trump would be consulted on interest rate decisions by the Federal Reserve. The Treasury Department would play a role in overseeing the Fed's bond-buying activities, serving as an additional check and balance.

The draft also suggests that President Trump would have the authority to remove Jerome Powell, the current Chair of the Federal Reserve, from office. It also proposes that Federal Reserve policy should be in alignment with the goals of the administration. During his time in office, Trump openly criticized Powell and other central bankers for their decisions to raise interest rates and reportedly contemplated removing him from his position.

Trump campaign officials have informed the Wall Street Journal that the draft proposals should not be regarded as “official” plans. The extent of the president's authority to implement such bold measures on the Federal Reserve, an institution that has historically sought to insulate its operations from external political influence, remains unclear.

 

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Source: CNBC

 

 

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