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Donaldo December 17th, 2016 10:11am

Is it important for a president to know a lot about economics? (I'm interested how one party in particular answers this)

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brentwho Home
12/21/16 8:53 pm

Ideally, I would like a president, or any public official to have a decent amount of knowledge on a wide range of areas,

Equally as important, is enough self awareness where they know when they approach the limits of their knowledge and call in someone to further educate them on a particular topic when needed, the simple fact that Mr Trump ignores his intelligence briefings is a strong indicator of his lack of this kind of self awareness.

LordSpartacus
12/17/16 7:41 am

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
12/17/16 6:32 am

It's important that a president understands economics.
To know "a lot" would make him/her an economist. That isn't required. Advisors fill that role.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/17/16 6:06 am

The economy is absolutely crucial for any country. Being well versed in economics is a big asset for a president.

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Ebola1 Florida
12/17/16 5:15 am

Well, Trump is fortunately well versed on economics but I don't think every president has to be as knowledgeable as him. That's what they have advisers for.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/17/16 6:07 am

Someone ignorant of economics can still be convinced by advisors to go the wrong way and not realize it.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/17/16 3:16 am

I mean, I thought so, but apparently not. Apparently they also dont have to not sexually assault women. Or have more foreign policy experience than the spice girls. Or not get sued and settle out of court suddenly for exorbitant sums for racial discrimination and fraud

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Donaldo just watching
12/17/16 3:24 am

Bam lol but to be fair Hilary is an idiot and bernie can't produce wealth either. In terms of economics, I'd put trump over those two

RagingMystic covfefe
12/17/16 3:25 am

Hillary had a sound tax plan that would help decrease the debt without hurting the middle class or economy. How is that economically bad?

Donaldo just watching
12/17/16 3:34 am

It'd be nice if it did work rather than her saying it would work. War with Russia might not help with the debt tho

RagingMystic covfefe
12/17/16 3:36 am

Neither will war with china, trade or otherwise

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 5:49 am

Are you referring to Bill Clinton when you mention sexually assaulting women?