Pointing a lot of fingers in every direction but one…

Trump Suddenly Seems To Be Panicked About The Economy

Eric J Scholl

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Stay cool, man. It’s not that bad…

The President started the day by roasting his Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell:

That’s because Powell made a public appearance, and while he did say the Fed is moving to “sustain the expansion” in the U.S. economy, which would normally be interpreted to mean lower interest rates ahead, he didn’t say what Trump wanted: that he would cut interest rates by 100 basis points, as the President has been demanding. 100 basis points is one full percent, which is something you do in an emergency. So is it?

Of course, Powell didn’t hire himself. He was hired by Trump (but since the Federal Reserve is designed to operate mostly outside the influence of the President and, politics in general, he can’t easily fire him until his term is up, which wouldn’t come until Trump’s second term, if he’s re-elected). Trump didn’t have to hire Powell, he could’ve just kept on Janet Yellen as Fed Chair, but at the time he commented: “you like to make your own mark”. So one of our friends suggested if he really feels Powell is an irredeemable disaster, it would be far more accurate for Trump to post this:

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Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com