Trump says Fed raising rates was a mistake

Trump says Fed raising rates was a mistake
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  • calendar-gray 22 January 2020

The United States’ economy would be growing at a pace near 4% if wasn’t for the lingering effect of Federal Reserve rate hikes, President Donald Trump told CNBC in an interview on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"Now, with all of that, had we not done the big raise on interest, I think we would have been close to 4%," Trump told CNBC.

“And I could see 5,000 to 10,000 points more on the Dow. But that was a killer when they raised the rate. It was just a big mistake.”

U.S. gross domestic product increased at a 2.1% annualized rate in the third-quarter of 2019.

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