“We continue to see strong economic growth in the U.S. economy with robust activity from consumers and business,” Mnuchin said in the statement.
Wells Fargo declined to comment on the calls. The other five banks did not immediately return CNBC’s requests for comment.
Mnuchin is dealing with several issues facing investors and the financial system:
A stock market sell-off that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average last week to its worst drop in 10 years. The S&P 500 is 17.8 percent from its record, almost a bear market.
A president furious with the Federal Reserve chairman for raising interest rates amid the equity decline. So frustrated is President Donald Trump that he reportedly has discussed firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Mnuchin sought to quell the firestorm from those reports this weekend.