LINKS TO PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF “THE BEST THERE IS” IN THE TRUMP ORBIT:
Extreme Vetting…ONLY The BEST People Part 1… Source .
Extreme Vetting…ONLY The Best: Part 2, OR… SOURCE .
The Kakistocracy of A’s, B’s, C’s: Or The Stupid Morons Defending Trump Source .
Pizza: The Kakistocracy Continues…UGH! Source .
Pizza: The Kakistocracy Continues…PART 2. Source .
Trump says he’s a “stable genius”.
Trump says he “has words, all the best words”.
Trump says “I know how to cut deals and get things done”.
Trump says “I’m the ONLY one who can fix it”.
Logic and reality say, “Yeah…right…”
And now the latest of our “Fearless Leader” hiring “ONLY THE VERY BEST”….
Trump directly attacks Fed Chairman Powell, saying ‘Obama had zero’ interest rates
President Donald Trump attacked Fed Chairman Powell by name in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Trump accused Powell of endangering the U.S. economy by raising interest rates.
The U.S. president indicated that he sees the current performance of the economy as a competition between himself and President Barack Obama.
“I’m just saying this: I’m very unhappy with the Fed because Obama had zero interest rates,” Trump told the Journal on Tuesday. “Every time we do something great, he raises the interest rates.”
The president said Powell “almost looks like he’s happy raising interest rates,” but declined to elaborate, according to the Journal.
Trump acknowledged that the Fed is traditionally independent of political influence, the Journal reported, but he still pressed his attacks and appears to view the United States’ current economic performance as a competition between himself and President Barack Obama.
[MY NOTE: Equivocate much Trumpie??]
AND, AS A COMPANION PIECE, THIS:
Trump on Fed Chief: ‘Maybe’ I Shouldn’t Have Hired Him
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics on Oct. 2, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Still, Trump told the Journal that while it’s “too early to say,” he “maybe” isn’t so sure he should have nominated Powell…in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Trump called the Fed the “biggest risk” to the economy, due to the three times it’s raised interest rates this year; it will likely do so a fourth time in December. Trump lamented Powell “was supposed to be a low-interest-rate guy. It’s turned out that he’s not,” adding that Powell “almost looks like he’s happy” when he raises the rates. Trump also seemed irritated that during former President Obama’s tenure in the White House, interest rates hovered near zero.
BUT….HERE’S SOME GOOD NEWS-
Former White House Lawyer Ty Cobb Says Mueller Probe Isn’t ‘A Witch Hunt’
That assessment pits Cobb against his former boss, President Donald Trump.
Cobb, who stepped down from his post as White House lawyer in May, told host Gloria Borger at CNN’s CITIZEN Conference in New York on Monday that he rejects the president’s analysis of the probe. He also praised Mueller, who he said he has “respected” for decades.
“Bob Mueller is an American hero in my view,” Cobb said during a panel with Jack Quinn, who served as White House lawyer under former President Bill Clinton. “He was a very serious prosecutor. He and I first met in the mid-’80s when we were prosecuting different places, and I have respected him throughout.”
During his tenure at the White House, Cobb was the lead attorney dealing with requests from the special counsel. He repeatedly said Trump would eventually agree to meet with Mueller, though the president hasn’t always appeared willing to do so.
Trump replaced Cobb with Emmet Flood, who represented President Clinton during his impeachment hearings.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.