Google thinks Donald Trump is one of the top economists in the world

So here’s the interesting internet factoid of the day:

If you search the phrase “top economist” on Google, the first person who shows up is Donald Trump, who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Notably, most economists haven’t been sold on Trump’s policy proposals.

Figures listed after Trump include the father of modern economics Adam Smith, as well as Nobel prize winner Paul Krugman.

(We first spotted this via CNBC’s Steve Kopack’s tweet.)

And if you search the words “top economists,” he’s number three.

Lots of folks have tweeted some thoughts on this matter, which we’ve syndicated below here:






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