A lack of understanding of some basic economic truths can be extremely dangerous. This is probably especially true when you have a leader of the land mired in ignorance, yet who believes himself to be a genius.
This is the problem that we have right now in this country, and will have for at least the next four years.
Trump actually seems to believe that all we have to do to pay the national debt is to print more money.
Obviously, that will not work.
For proof of that, just ask Germans who lived between the two world wars, and who needed barrel loads of money to buy a loaf of bread, because their ill-advised leaders of the time thought this exact same thing!
You know what? I know a Facebook friend of mine, a supporter of Donald Trump (naturally), who posted a damning meme of President Obama claiming that he basically said something similar. Here, Trump outright said something staggering in terms of the scope of ignorance involved from someone is such a position of power, but this Trump supporter, and others like him, have remained remarkably silent so far.
Can you expect anything more?
Here is the article that got me on this topic of Trump's clear misunderstanding of economics:
Trump: U.S. will never default 'because you print the money' By David Wright, CNN: