President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would be a businessman-in-chief, but according to a new report in the Huffington Post, his expertise might be much more limited than he claimed.
Not that you need more reason to be freaked out, but two sources say Trump was confused about whether a strong or weak dollar is better for the economy, and the question was keeping him up.
So at 3 o' clock one morning, the president called national security adviser Michael Flynn to ask him for the answer.
Here's how Flynn responded:
Flynn has a long record in counterintelligence but not in macroeconomics. And he told Trump he didn't know, that it wasn't his area of expertise, that, perhaps, Trump should ask an economist instead.
That wasn't good enough for Trump. He "was not thrilled with that response," according to the Huffington Post.
It's unclear if Trump went on to ask an economist—or Google—and has since learned about the relative merits of a strong dollar and a weak dollar, but this anecdote is just one example of the many leaks that have been pouring out of the White House since the start of the new administration. The Huffington Post points out that leaks are common, but these "appear motivated by a belief that Trump's words, deeds, and tweets pose a genuine threat." Pretty scary stuff.