Trump Amps up Criticism of Fed interest Rate Rises

US President Donald Trump. – AP

US President Donald Trump. – AP

President Xi Jingping "cannot lose face with his own people by giving in to the United States", Dollar said.

"Now I'm just saying the same thing that I would have said as a private citizen", Trump said, according to CNBC.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade Deals.

Most developed-world central banks are given a degree of independence from governments so monetary policy doesn't succumb to the whims of politicians. The United States is being represented at the gathering by Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who was selected past year by Trump to succeed Janet Yellen as Fed chairman after Trump decided not to give Yellen a second term.

The U.S. dollar fell against major currencies on Friday on Trumps threat to impose more import tariffs and his repetition of complaints about rising interest rates and the strength of the U.S. dollar.

Trump has ordered the Commerce Department to investigate whether auto imports pose a threat to USA national security that would justify tariffs or other trade restrictions.

After Trump's interview with CNBC was made public, Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said the president "respects the independence of the Fed".

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The tweets came shortly after CNBC broadcast an interview with Mr. Trump in which the president said he was prepared to impose US tariffs on $500 billion worth of imports from China as part of his push to narrow USA trade deficits.

The White House quickly released a statement that followed Trump's remarks amid criticism.

"By running tight monetary policy and loose fiscal policy, Trump has put nearly flawless conditions in place for a rally in the dollar", said Karl Schamotta, a strategist at Cambridge Global Payments in Toronto.

"I'm not thrilled. Because we go up and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again".

He repeated his viewpoints on Friday in his tweet that the Fed is undoing the economic progress the country has seen during his presidency.

Whatever you think of President Trump, he found a way to make a big impact whenever he wants or needs to, by using Twitter. President Richard Nixon encouraged Arthur Burns, the Fed chairman at the time, to help boost economic growth ahead of Nixon's 1972 landslide re-election. For years, the USA has hewed to the idea that a strong dollar is good for the USA economy. S&P stock-index futures declined along with the Stoxx Europe 600 gauge after Trump's comments aired.

In a break with the usual practice by USA presidents, Trump has been unusually vocal about the dollar, publicly criticizing its strength several times, though analysts question whether his frequent rhetoric will have a lasting impact. "We are being taken advantage of and I don't like it". "I don't necessarily agree with it because he's raising interest rates".

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