Casey Mulligan on Trump's successes, failures in pushing a populist agenda

Economist Casey Mulligan said Tuesday President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE has both failed and succeeded in pushing a what he called a populist economic agenda during his first term. 

“Our president's an entrepreneur. He hasn't solved all the problems, you know how do you get the ruling class to step aside and give the people what they want, he's able to do that in a number of areas but he failed in other areas,” Mulligan said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.” 

Mulligan, who previously served as chief economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Trump administration, said he hopes “we can learn from the failures and the successes.” 

Pressed on what he saw as a failure, Mulligan pointed to the opioid epidemic, but he then said he thought Trump also had some success in dealing with it. 

Mulligan, an op-ed contributed to The Hill, is the author of the forthcoming book “You’re Hired! Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President.” 

Watch the full interview above.