White House economic adviser Judy Shelton made headlines last week after President Donald Trump nominated her to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The mainstream press and finance industry were surprised to learn Trump’s Fed pick is a “gold bug.”
That’s especially surprising given Donald Trump’s stridently pro-fiat dollar comments on Twitter Thursday. The president spoke out on cryptocurrency for the first time on Twitter. He said he’s “not a fan.” The three-tweet thread railed against crypto and sung the praises of central bank money. It read like it had been drafted by New York Times columnist and Keynesian economist Paul Krugman.
But the mainstream media missed something else interesting about Shelton. She’s a cryptocurrency advocate too! And the U.S. president actually nominated her to the Federal Reserve Board.