President Trump on Friday took to Twitter after a Wall Street Journal report and denied he’s dissatisfied with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
“I am extremely happy and proud of the job being done by @USTreasury Secretary @StevenMnuchin1,” Trump tweeted. “The FAKE NEWS likes to write stories to the contrary, quoting phony sources or jealous people, but they aren’t true. They never like to ask me for a quote b/c it would kill their story.”
Hours prior, the Journal noted: “Trump is expressing dissatisfaction with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blaming him for the appointment of a Federal Reserve chairman who has been raising interest rates, a move Mr. Trump worries will jeopardize economic gains as his 2020 re-election campaign approaches, people familiar with the matter said.”
During his presidency, Trump has repeatedly gone after the media over negative reports about him.
“The White House is running very smoothly and the results for our Nation are obviously very good,” Trump tweeted last week. “We are the envy of the world. But anytime I even think about making changes, the FAKE NEWS MEDIA goes crazy, always seeking to make us look as bad as possible! Very dishonest!”