Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration Thursday after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past inflammatory writings about women.

Trump tweeted the news of Moore's withdrawal, only hours after Moore had told two news organizations that he was still seeking the board seat and still had the White House's support.

The president announced otherwise Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

"Steve won the battle of ideas including Tax Cuts and deregulation which hav...



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