Ben Stein Says Trump Doesn’t Know a Goddamn Thing About Economics, But He’ll Vote For Him
The Republican economist talks about the 2016 election and why he’ll still vote for Donald Trump despite this ‘preposterous’ ideas about the economy
Ben Stein, writer, economist, actor and Republican, has seen a lot of elections but none like this. “It has been an extremely strange year,” says the 71-year-old who got his start as a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Stein has never voted for a Democrat, but he is appalled by Trump’s anti-free trade rhetoric that he says could lead to a trade war. Hillary Clinton probably has a better grasp of things, Stein thinks. Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, is “willfully ignorant”.
“I have seen a lot of elections and I have never seen anything like this. It seems to me it is a testament to the complete collapse of education that people can have such preposterous policies as an end to free trade and think that’s going to help America. It’s just startling that: a) the candidates know so little and; b) that the voters have not been better informed about this. The American education system is in a state of freefall collapse so that certainly explains a lot,” he says.
Ben Stein is a few bricks shy of a full load, when it comes to reasoning. As seen in his statement, “I don’t think Trump knows a goddamn thing about economics. But I like him anyway”. However, this is his position because of the dishonesty, bigotry, misogyny, and hate, that are the most well established tenants of GOP hogwash.