FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
May 17, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration was looking at alternatives to the conservatorship of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
“Fannie and Freddie can do a lot better than they’re doing. … And that’s why I recently directed the Department of Treasury and HUD (Housing and Urban Development) … to develop a framework for a modern housing finance system,” he told a gathering of real estate agents in Washington.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)