- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Canadian audience Tuesday evening that President Trump’s confidence in his “gut” instincts sends her head “spinning.”

The two-time failed presidential candidate’s remarks about the commander in chief came as she kicked off a 13-city speaking tour with former President Bill Clinton.

“You know Trump governs, well he said today, that, you know, his gut, in his opinion, is a lot smarter than most people’s brains,” she told a Toronto audience. “So, I mean, literally you can’t make this stuff up. I mean it’s like a dozen times a day your head is spinning.”

Mrs. Clinton shook her head and waved her hands around while playing up the remarks for a chuckling audience.

The president’s “gut” comments came during an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday in which he expressed anger over the actions of Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

“At this moment in time I am not at all happy with the Fed,” he told the newspaper. “I am not at all happy with my choice. I think we have to let it go. You know, if you look at — China is being accommodative. The euro and Europe is being accommodative. We’re not getting any accommodation, and we’re also paying $50 billion, we’re paying down our liquidity, is — you can make the case it’s a positive thing in one way, but another thing, it snaps your liquidity. So I’m doing deals, and I’m not being accommodated by the Fed. I’m not happy with the Fed. They’re making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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