Trump appointed Mnuchin in 2016 and has asked advisers whether he should have asked someone else to fill the job. In a White House with high turnover, Trump’s complaints concerned some of Mnuchin’s supporters, according to the Journal.
Trump criticized Mnuchin, pointing to recent stock market volatility, during a conversation with someone who praised his performance at the Treasury Department, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
“If he’s so good, why is this happening?” Mr. Trump reportedly said.
In meetings with advisers, Trump has also expressed unhappiness with the Treasury Department’s lack of support for tariffs against China.
In a statement to the Journal, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: “The president has long been clear about his views on the Fed. He has a good relationship with Secretary Mnuchin and is thankful for all the work he does on behalf of his administration and the American people.”
Read the full report in The Wall Street Journal.