October 23, 2017 / 10:42 AM / a year ago

Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting, in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

“I will make my decision very shortly, pretty shortly,” he told Fox Business Network in an interview that aired on Monday.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Toby Chopra

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