Trump says he recommended Herman Cain for a Fed seat: ‘He’s somebody that gets it’

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has recommended Herman Cain for a Federal Reserve board seat.

The former Republican presidential candidate and Godfather’s Pizza CEO was rumored to be under consideration for a central bank appointment in January.

Trump said Cain is currently going through background checks but imagines “he will be in good shape.”

“He’s a highly respected man; he’s a friend of mine; he’s somebody that gets it and I hope everything goes well,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “Herman Cain is a very good guy.”

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Trump also has said that he intends to nominate economic commentator Stephen Moore to the Fed board. That move has been caught in controversy over recent revelations about Moore regarding a delinquent tax bill and a child support payment dispute with his ex-wife.

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