Business Insider: “Trump is planning to appoint a conservative economist to the Federal Reserve Board who has repeatedly called for the entire Federal Reserve to be fired”

  • President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate conservative economist Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
  • Moore has been an ardent supporter of Trump and helped craft the president’s economic message during the 2016 campaign.
  • Moore has also been critical of the Fed’s recent interest rate hikes and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to appoint Stephen Moore, a conservative economist who helped advise the president’s 2016 campaign, to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.

“It is my pleasure to announce that@StephenMoore, a very respected Economist, will be nominated to serve on the Fed Board,” Trump tweeted. “I have known Steve for a long time – and have no doubt he will be an outstanding choice!”

Moore helped to craft Trump’s economic messaging in 2016 and has gone on to defend the president’s policies as a contributor to CNN.