>> She's the most powerful central banker in the world, and financial markets hang on her every word. And he's the leader of the free world, and markets hang on his every word. Fed Chair Janet Yellen having a sit-down with President Trump Thursday, effectively interviewing to keep the job she has.
The two, however, couldn't be more different, as Reuter's Washington reporter Howard Schneider points out, Yellen leads with the brain, while Trump is more focused on the heart.>> He's an emotional guy. So his rhetoric, his approach to things tends to tilt in that direction. Sometimes things are broken, I need to fix it.
Trying to stir people up. Yellen, I think is temperamentally she's a scientist. A social scientist, an economist. Steeped in evidence-based exploration and decision making.>> Yellen is the last of five people to meet with Trump, with her job as Chairman of the Federal Reserve set to expire early next year.
Others in the running include fellow or former fed colleagues like Jerome Powell and Kevin Warsh, University of California professor John Taylor and current White House economic advisor Gary Cohn. With Trump believed to put a premium on loyalty, that may be putting Yellen at a disadvantage. But Trump likes something just as much as loyalty, a winner.
>> The Dow at 23,000 and a 4.2% unemployment rate, and stable inflation, and growth that at this point is above the trend. If you're Donald Trump I would say the one thing that argues in favor of Janet Yellen is, if you can tell me it's gonna be more of the same for the next four years, as opposed to taking a risk on x, y or z other candidate, that's probably the biggest weight on her side right now.
>> The White House says Trump will announce his decision early next month.