Trump that: JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon has snubbed Donald Trump

 
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Dimon has previously said he doesn't want the job (Source: Getty)

JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon has reportedly turned down the offer of a top job by Donald Trump.

Fortune magazine reported Dimon said a polite "no thank you" after he was offered the role of US treasury secretary.

Reports first surfaced shortly after Trump's election that Dimon was tipped for the top job at the treasury - although he had previously said he wasn't interested in the role.

That didn't stop shares in JP Morgan falling 2.5 per cent last night as rumours swirled that Dimon will take on the role, although other banking bigwigs have been linked to the job as well - including Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin.

Perhaps Dimon's feelings were just hurt? Trump has previously displayed characteristically conflicting views of him, tweeting on one occasion that he is a "great banker" - but a year later calling a decision to settle a $13bn fine with the US government a "terrible move".

Shares in JP Morgan edged up 0.06 per cent to $77.40 in pre-market trading in New York at the reports the CEO would be staying put.

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