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Trump says "I wouldn't stop him" if Fed leader Powell resigned



Before heading to G-7 in France late Friday night, President Trump told reporters that he was not happy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he did not think Powell was doing a very good job. [19659002] "Do I want him to resign?" Trump said in response to the reporter's question. "Let me put it this way: If he did, I wouldn't stop him."

Trump blamed Powell for market volatility and told reporters that the administration's Chinese goods tariffs worked well for the United States. He added that US companies in China "are hereby ordered" to return to the United States.

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During the president, controversy from earlier this week also stirred.

Trump said he had a "good conversation" over the phone with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. Days earlier, the president canceled a planned visit to Denmark after Frederiksen said it was "absurd" that Trump might consider trying to buy Greenland, an autonomous Danish region. Trump had said the prime minister's comments were "disgusting," but called her an "amazing woman" Friday.

The president was also pleased when journalists asked him to claim this week that he was the "chosen person" dealing with China. "You know exactly what I mean," he said. "It was sarcasm."

Trump said the other G-7 world leaders are "friends of mine ̵

1; for the most part," but added that he was not happy with France's taxing American technology companies. He said the United States could tax French wine in retaliation "like they've never seen before."

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Trump will meet with leaders in France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK at the annual global economic summit in the French coastal city of Biarritz this weekend .


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