During an appearance on CNNN, Austin Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Barack Obama tried and failed to explain (with a straight face) the depth of the ineptitude and incompetence of “President” Donald Trump and his corrupt administration.
“We set a low bar for the president, and he rammed his head on it,” explained Goolsbee, an economics professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama. “You knew that somebody who campaigns without specifics, without any trade offs… just telling people they’re going to have their wildest dreams fulfilled, and he’s going to replace Obamacare with something fabulous, you knew he was going to have problems when it actually came time to pass a policy.”
The economist also noted how Trump’s profound lack of knowledge is likely to hinder his so-called tax reform agenda.
“The same thing is about to happen on tax reform,” he said. “He has not set the stage for a sober discussion… that’s going to involve trade offs… That’s a mature discussion, and it’s not one that Donald Trump is going to have. They’re going to go out and find that every bit of reform they want to do has an enemy.”