December 26, 2018 / 3:28 PM / 5 months ago

Trump 'very happy' with Treasury chief Mnuchin - White House adviser

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the news media after giving a television interview at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is “very happy” with his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, a top White House economic adviser said on Wednesday, as he defended the Treasury for a recent call to top bankers to discuss markets.

“I am highly confident that the president is very happy withy Secretary Mnuchin,” White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett told Fox Business Network. “I’ve met with them together in the Oval (Office) many, many times and they have a very collegial and productive relationship.”

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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