President Donald Trump might make us laugh with his ridiculous use of "alternative facts" and disregard of data that contradicts his opinions, but the Trump administration's war on information could be disastrous to the American economy, according to a recent report by CNN Money.

"There are literally tens, if not hundreds of billions of dollars that are driven by these data," according to Rebecca Blank, former Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary. And if the integrity of the data is compromised, those dollars could disappear.

To find out why information is vital to the American economy, check out this CNN Money video.