Donald Trump once again is questioning the Federal Reserve's independence.
"I believe the Fed is very political ... beyond anything I would have ever thought possible," he said Thursday during a question-and-answer session with hedge fund manager John Paulson at the Economic Club of New York.
Trump suggested the central bank would not raise interest rates this year to protect President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party. He said the same thing Monday in an interview on CNBC. In that interview, he said Fed Chair Janet Yellen should be "ashamed" of what she has done to the country.