President Trump blasted New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Tuesday morning for what the commander in chief called “false and highly inaccurate” criticism of the GOP’s response to the Mueller Report by the the Nobel Prize-winning economist.
“Paul Krugman, of the Fake New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself,” the president tweeted.
The president continued ripping Krugman, saying he’s “obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!”
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Trump’s latest criticism came after Krugman skewered the president’s behavior outlined in the Mueller Report. “The fact is that the occupant of the White House betrayed his country,” Krugman wrote. He added the Republican Party has shown it’s willing to “sell out America” in return for tax cuts.
Krugman responded by sharing Trump’s post and adding the caption “Someone is listening!”
Trump then moved on from publicly lambasting his longtime critic and onto his employer, The New York Times. The president said The Times will not only have to apologize to him but “get down on their knees and beg for forgiveness.”
Krugman has been a longtime critic of Trump, and predicted just after his 2016 election that “we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average, since Trump entered office in early 2017, has increased more than 30 percent.