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Thursday morning, despite an increasing chorus of skeptics among Senate Republicans, Stephen Moore insisted that he was still on the verge of being formally nominated to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.

"I'm all in," he told Bloomberg reporters.

The White House, however, was not. Within a couple of hours, President Donald Trump had pulled the plug. "Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from the Fed process," he tweeted. "I've asked Steve to work with me toward future economic growth in our Country."

Moore follows Herman Cain, whom Trump said he would nominate to the Fed but who withdrew after extensive criticism, especially over past accusations of sexual harassment. In Moore's case, the crucial flaws were a long record of economic illiteracy and offensive remarks, especially about women.

Trump sure picks 'em.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 03:44:31 PM EST
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