A leading economic adviser to Donald Trump said she has never spoken with Trump and that his campaign has not held any "strategy discussions" with its economic advisers since naming her to its team.

The Trump campaign named Kathleen Hartnett-White of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to its economic advisory team two weeks ago following criticism from Hillary Clinton that his economic advisers were all male. White is one of eight women that the Trump campaign added to its team after Clinton blasted Trump for having an economic team of "six guys named Steve."

White told the Washington Examiner that Trump is "a very busy man" right now and indicated that she expects the policy advisers to get cracking soon. There are 74 days remaining until Election Day.

"We don't have, to date, have strategy discussions," White said. "I think you'll see in October and November a lot more focus on a broad range of issues. Policy meat, I call it."

White co-authored Fueling Freedom with Stephen Moore, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation who pre-dated her on Trump's economic team. The book contends that "fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world," and she said her contribution to the Trump team would involve her knowledge and experience on the issues — energy and the climate — she wrote about in her book.

White said Stephen Miller, a top Trump policy adviser and frequent warm-up act for Trump on the trail, asked her via email to join Trump's team. She avoided telling the Examiner whether she thought her gender played a role in the Trump campaign's decision to select her and said, "It's just not something that rises to a high level of importance to me."

"I was asked if I was interested in contributing my professional expertise and a lot of the themes in the book that I've laid out in great detail with all kinds of substantial citations," she said.

White described her position as a "less formal role," than that of Moore, her male counterpart on the economic team. The Trump campaign has touted her position on Trump's team alongside eight other female economic advisers in addition to Moore and the male advisers.

In a statement announcing the women's addition to his advisory team, Trump said, "We are continuing to work every day to bring in the best and brightest minds to save our country's economy. These new members of our team are some of the best economic minds around right now, and they will continue to bring new ideas to our campaign that will strengthen and grow our economy."

If Trump does not talk to all of his formal advisers, who is crafting his economic policy? Stephen Miller, Trump's national policy director, did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Earlier this week, Trump appeared to demonstrate on cable television how he thinks through complicated policy decisions. The GOP nominee sat onstage with Fox News' Sean Hannity, an informal Trump adviser, and began asking the audience what he should do about illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. if he's elected president.

"Can we go through a process or do you think they have to get out?" Trump asked the audience on Hannity. "Tell me. I mean, I don't know, you tell me."

Similarly, the Trump campaign has sent out several surveys to supporters in the past week, seeking input regarding how to craft his campaign's message, how to oppose Clinton, and how to fix his campaign.

Whether the development of Trump's "policy meat" before the election is produced in consultation with his formal advisers, his online following and the audience at his rallies, or by himself remains unclear.