The Washington Post's Sebastian Mallaby takes note of the Trump administration's Planet of the Apes anti-intellectualism:
More than four months after the inauguration, there are virtually no trained economists in Trump’s orbit. Last week a distinguished economics professor told me that he had given informal advice to a senior Cabinet official. But he was supposed to keep quiet about the encounter lest contact with a pointy-head damage the official’s credibility.
If further consulted, the good professor might have spared the administration the embarrassment of a $2 trillion double-count in its budget, which, writes former Treasury secretary Larry Summers, was "a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course."
On the other hand the administration doesn't really seem to ever be embarrassed about anything, now does it. So, never mind.