The Washington Post published an interesting bit of trivia this week. As of Sept. 18, Donald Trump had tweeted or retweeted nasty things about the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, an astonishing 43 times since the end of July.
The 43rd came about 25 minutes after Powell and the rest of the Fed’s policy committee voted to cut interest rates a quarter point, even though the unemployment rate is the lowest in five decades. “Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve Fail Again,” the president said in a message that had been retweeted 15,000 times and liked by some 57,000 Twitter users. “No ‘guts,’ no sense, no vision! A terrible communicator!”
To put Trump’s abuse into perspective, he commented on the central bank 43 more times in a six-week stretch than his two immediate predecessors did in the entire 16 years they occupied the White House.
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