UPDATED 1:27 PM PT – Sunday, April 28, 2019
President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore, defends himself amid accusations of misogyny.
Moore, in an interview on Sunday, said he “regrets” some of his past remarks allegedly ridiculing women’s involvement in sports. He added he would withdraw his candidacy for the board if his comments violate the “ethical restrictions” of the job.
President Trump touted Moore as a “very respected economist” who opposes government interventions with the market.
Dismissing the controversy as a “smear campaign,” Moore said his remarks had been intended as a joke, but says he will “debate anybody on economics, and let’s make this about the economy.”
The nominee said he believes he will make it through the confirmation process in the Senate if he is nominated for the position.