But he asks it at 3AM, and asks General Flynn.
President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one?
So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump brought into his administration or even to an old friend from his days in real estate. Instead, he called his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, according to two sources familiar with Flynn’s accounts of the incident.
Flynn has a long record in counterintelligence but not in macroeconomics. And he told Trump he didn’t know, that it wasn’t his area of expertise, that, perhaps, Trump should ask an economist instead.
I laud the President for asking questions. However, I’m not certain I understand his choice of people to ask. I’m also pretty sure that — even though this is my area of expertise — I’d be hard pressed to be concise and coherent at 3AM.
Perhaps he should’ve consulted Econofact on this subject.