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A Look at Donald Trump’s Economic Scorecard

While the world waits to see who will be U.S. president for the next four years, what can we say about the nation’s economic record over the previous four?

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Nov. 2.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Nov. 2.

Photographer: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

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Who the U.S. president will be for the next four years is dominating the headlines right now, but what of the previous four? In the wake of the Nov. 3 election, host Stephanie Flanders discusses with some of the nation’s leading economists just how Donald Trump’s administration has changed America’s economy and how it interacts with the rest of the world. 

Flanders is joined by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Randall Kroszner, a former Fed Governor, and George Mason University Professor Tyler Cowen, a  Bloomberg Opinion contributor, to talk trade, taxes and trillions of dollars in coronavirus rescue funding. She also speaks with New York University Professor Baruch Lev about how much of Trump’s vaunted stock market rally is built on intangible assets, and what that could mean for future policy makers.