Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman speaks during a press conference at the World Capital Markets Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Aggressive stimulus spending by governments helped the world avoid a second Great Depression but full economic recovery will take two years or more, Krugman said Monday. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
As we reported on Friday, TDS-ridden Paul Krugman seemed to be celebrating the drop of the DOW to 25,000.
He also wrote an article, “When a Pandemic Meets a Personality Cult” whose title tells you everything you need to know with how twisted he is. Among the other falsehoods he claims in the article is that President Donald Trump cut the CDC which is patently untrue, funds have actually increased.
He doesn’t care about spreading falsehoods fear mongering as long as it serves the narrative of attack.
When you’re more about attacking the president than about talking honestly about a virus, you really need to check yourself.
Unfortunately, with Krugman, he seems lacking in any kind of self-awareness.
Both Krugman and another NY Times op-ed columnist, Gail Collins, tried to get the term “Trumpvirus” going, as the Washington Examiner’s Byron York pointed out.
Boring but possibly useful thread on economics of Trumpvirus. Econ 101 tells us that there are two kinds of macro shocks: demand shocks like 2008 financial crisis and supply shocks like 1979 oil crisis. Policy implications differ 1/
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) February 28, 2020
Now, the virus started in China, has barely scratched the shores here, with very few cases, in part because President Donald Trump acted quickly about a month ago to restrict entry from affected areas in China.
Listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) praising Trump for restricting entry from infected areas of China about a month ago, noting that’s likely reduced the spread by Trump being proactive.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) February 29, 2020
Trump also formed a task force to address the issue over a month ago, in addition to the folks already on the job, like Fauci. Media’s response at the time? Why wasn’t the task force more “diverse?”
But New York Times folks like Krugman and Collins want to sell you on the term and somehow blame Trump for it?
But sure, media and Democrats aren’t politicizing it, right? They don’t take a side, right?