Judging by the candidate's recent comments, a Donald Trump administration would not be hospitable to the current Federal Reserve makeup.
Consequently, should the Republican win, it would create pressure on the central bank's command structure — so much so that Chair Janet Yellen would be inclined to resign, according to one analysis of the increasingly tense situation.
"If Donald Trump wins November's presidential election, there is now a clear possibility that Fed Chair Janet Yellen would resign almost immediately, perhaps even before the mid-December (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting," Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, a London-based global forecasting firm, said in a note. "It is hard to see how she could continue in her position until her current term expires in early 2018."
The speculation comes amid a fresh round of criticism the outspoken New York businessman has lobbed at the Fed.
He doubled down on those remarks during Monday night's debate, saying the central bank was keeping interest rates low in order to boost the stock market and help the Obama administration.