Trump rails at Fed claiming it stifled growth through ‘killer’ policies as he pushes unorthodox nominations

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Trump lashes out suggesting he could stay in office after two terms, amid poor approval ratings

Donald Trump has lashed out at his favourite bogeyman — the news media — in a Twitter thread suggesting the American people would ask him to stay in the White House beyond two terms, in violation of the US Constitution.The tweets come amid reports that Mr Trump's own campaign has conducted polling showing him losing in key 2020 battleground states to Joe Biden, and as public polling shows him losing to many of the top Democrats vying for their party's nomination. Mr Trump has meanwhile lashed out at the idea, and has said that his internal polling actually shows him "winning everywhere.""The good news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT), both of these horrible papers will quickly go out of business & be forever gone!" Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, shortly after attacking the New York Times and Washington Post both as a "disgrace to our Country" and the "Enemy of the People."More follows…

Donald Trump has railed at the Federal Reserve for "killer" policies he says have stifled economic growth, as he seeks the confirmation of two unusual nominees to that financial board.

Mr Trump claimed that the stock market would be up "5,000 to 10,000" points, and that gross domestic product growth would be a full percentage point higher without inflation, if only the US had taken a different financial approach.

"If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%...with almost no inflation. Quantitative tightening was a killer, should have done the exact opposite!" Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.