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Trump says he is not pining for negative interest rates in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has decried the relative loftiness of U.S. interest rates compared to rates in nations that compete with the United States in global markets, said on Friday he did not want to see negative rates in the United States.

Trump, who has repeatedly noted that rates are negative in Germany - Europe's trading powerhouse - made the comment in response to a question from reporters as he departed the White House for the presidential retreat of Camp David in Maryland. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese)