Is there any empirical reason not to trust the accuracy of this HuffPost piece?
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.
The Donald won't like it when he learns that a strong dollar is bad for U.S. exports. Donald, strong. Dollar, strong. Thus strongman + strong dollar = strong exports. But the laws of international economics will need to be changed before the Donald concedes that he knows not what he does.