Former US President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of cryptocurrencies. In his latest appearance on Fox News, Trump told his host Stuart Varney that crypto is “potentially a disaster waiting to happen" and people in the US should be invested in their own currency.
Billionaire politician Donald Trump has once again slammed cryptocurrencies and advocated protections for the US Dollar. In an exclusive interview with Varney & Co., Trump said he liked the currency of the United States, although others are “potentially a disaster waiting to happen.” He further added:
Trump’s fresh salvo against crypto reiterates his stance from June. The former president had made similar remarks about digital assets during a previous appearance on the same cable TV channel. Back then, his arguments were centered on regulating cryptos and maintaining the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency.
Fortunately for the crypto market, Trump’s comments have never made a dent in the prices. As of press time, Bitcoin was only 0.7% down in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, Ether and Cardano (ADA) recorded profits at 9.1% and 1.0%, respectively.
While current US president Joe Biden has very little in common with his predecessor, they both seem to favor stricter regulation of the crypto industry. Although, it’s noteworthy that Biden has hinted at a much tamer approach than the one suggested by Trump.
Biden appointed SEC chair Gary Gensler has repeatedly called for congressional support to expand the agency’s monitoring capabilities. In a recent event, Gensler implied that virtual currencies should be treated as securities. He also stated that the market needs “additional authorities to prevent transactions, products, and platforms from falling between regulatory cracks” and further resources to safeguard investors from the burgeoning “volatile sector.”