The Democrats and their media allies are firing the smear machine back up with gutter attacks on President Trump's potential Fed nominee, Stephen Moore. The dishonest criticisms of Moore's qualifications and independence are almost as bad as the desperate personal attacks.
To be fair, other than the president himself, nobody has been a more effective public spokesman for Trumponomics – Moore wrote the book, after all – and some supporters of the president are privately worried about losing Moore's strong voice from the public sphere ahead of the 2020 election. But Moore's effectiveness as an advocate for Trump should not be mistaken for a lack of independence. Moore's decades of consistent advocacy of pro-growth fiscal, regulatory, trade, and monetary policy have continued in the Trump era – and on those rare issues on which the president deviates from the pro-growth track, Moore does not.
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