Jerome Powell it is.
- TRUMP IS SAID TO HAVE PICKED POWELL AS FED CHAIR
Although we all knew this was coming and it’s been telegraphed for weeks, Trump tried his best to make a production out of it, going so far as to make an actual commercial to ensure that the drama was high headed into this week.
But now, it looks like someone has spoiled it for him because WSJ is out reporting that Powell has been notified that he’s getting the nod. To wit:
The White House has notified Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell that President Donald Trump intends to nominate him as the next chairman of the central bank, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The president spoke with Mr. Powell on Tuesday, according to another person familiar with the matter who couldn’t describe what they discussed.
Mr. Trump had settled on Mr. Powell by Saturday, but people familiar with the process had cautioned that he could change his mind. The president plans to formally announce the decision Thursday before he leaves for a trip to Asia on Friday.
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