President Donald Trump has turned to Republican senators for advice as he nears a decision on naming a new head of the Federal Reserve, the most critical personnel choice affecting the economy that he'll make in his presidency.
Trump asked for a show of hands from senators on preferred candidates during a lunch with GOP senators at the Capitol Tuesday, said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn.
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Sen. John Kennedy said Trump praised the candidates and then said, "Let me know what everybody thinks."
The top candidates who are the subject of Trump's crowdsourcing: current Fed Chair Janet Yellen; Fed board member Jerome Powell; John Taylor, a Stanford University economist; Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser; and Kevin Warsh, a former Fed member.