Trump’s Dangerous Detachment from Reality

by Don Boudreaux on September 4, 2018

in Myths and Fallacies, Trade

In this short EconLog post on some recent Trump tweets about NAFTA, Pierre Lemieux exposes many of the ways in which Trump is totally detached from reality.

It is, frankly, frightening that a person possessing such power, and such a large public following, is so clueless about reality, so uninformed about economics, so blatant in his willingness to behave as if he’s a dictator, and so unintelligent as to be unaware of his own logical contradictions.

A certified madman divining ‘facts’ about trade from his reading of the entrails of a hamster would make no less sense than does the current president of the United States of America.


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