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White House calls for US Federal Reserve to reverse recent rate hikes

The remarks were part of a new attack the White House has launched against the independent central bank

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The US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Federal Reserve made a mistake by raising interest rates and blamed the central bank for hurting the US economy and stock market.

“Had the Fed not mistakenly raised interest rates, especially since there is very little inflation, and had they not done the ridiculously timed quantitative tightening, the 3.0 per cent GDP, & Stock Market, would have both been much higher & World Markets would be in a better place!,” Trump tweeted.

The remarks were part of a new attack the White House has launched against the independent central bank in their unusual

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 8:01 PM IST

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