Fed chief Jerome Powell reasserts independence in talks with Trump

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Fed says policy will continue to rely on non-political analysis

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with US Fed chair Jerome Powell. Picture: REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA

Powell attended the meeting, which comes amid an unprecedented campaign of public attacks on the central bank, at the invitation of the president, and was joined by treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Fed said in a statement. Just finished a very good & cordial meeting at the White House with Jay Powell of the Federal Reserve. Everything was discussed including interest rates, negative interest, low inflation, easing, Dollar strength & its effect on manufacturing, trade with China, E.U. & others, etc.


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