President Donald Trump is leaving the possibility open for allowing Janet Yellen to remain the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve instead of replacing her, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Yellen’s term expires at the end of January 2018, and many have questioned whether the president would ask her to step down after he said he would most likely not reappoint her on the campaign trail.

“I like her, I respect her,” Trump said to the Wall Street Journal. “It’s very early.”

Trump said that he has spoken with Yellen in the White House and that she was not “toast” when her term ends.

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