Ben Stein Slams Trump's Economic Knowledge

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The actor, economist and former Republican presidential speechwriter also said he thinks Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton "knows something" about economics, but that her rival Bernie Sanders is "willfully ignorant."

Actor, economist and former Republican presidential speechwriter Ben Stein is slamming Donald Trump's economic knowledge.

Stein told The Guardian newspaper recently that he doesn't think the GOP presidential front-runner "knows a goddamn thing about economics." He said Trump's stance against free trade could lead to a trade war, and that Trump "is not a great businessman" and even if he was, "that doesn't mean he would be a great steward of the U.S. economy."

After taking a poke at Trump, Stein said he thinks presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "knows something" about economics, but that her rival Bernie Sanders is "willfully ignorant."

The 71-year-old Stein was a speechwriter for former presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before moving on to acting. He's best known for his role as a monotone teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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