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Yellen rejects Trump charges that Fed plays politics

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference following the announcement that the Fed will leave rates unchanged, in Washington, DC, September 21, 2016Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday rebuffed accusations from presidential candidate Donald Trump that the Fed plays politics with its interest rate policy. “I can say emphatically that partisan politics plays no role in our decisions,” Yellen said, after the Fed decided to leave interest rates unchanged. Last week, Republican White House nominee Trump charged that Yellen was suppressing interest rates to bolster President Barack Obama’s popularity.

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