President Donald Trump has multiple reasons as to why he should take control of the Federal Reserve. He will do so both because he can and because his broader policies argue that he should do so. The president is anti-overregulating American industry. The Fed is a leader in pushing stringent regulation on the nation. By raising interest rates and stopping the growth in the money supply it stands in the way of further growth in the American economy.
- President Trump sharply criticized the Federal Reserve this week, saying interest rate increases are hurting the economy.
- Trump will have the opportunity to fashion the central bank in the image he would like as he has four vacancies to fill on the board of governors.
- The result could be a more politicized Fed.