Paul Krugman slams Trump for giving Tiger Woods Medal of Freedom: Hilarity ensues

Paul Krugman slams Trump for giving Tiger Woods Medal of Freedom: Hilarity ensues
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Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is famous for his predictions. On Election Night in 2016, her made this prediction:

It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?

Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.

Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.

Scary, huh?

You might suppose, given Trump’s record on the economy over the past two and a half years, that Krugman would have modified his prediction. But you’d be wrong. Late last month, he was a guest on CNN, where he told host Anderson Cooper, “If you’re not terrified that Trump might be re-elected, you’re not paying attention.”

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When Krugman isn’t busy forecasting the future, he finds time in his hectic schedule to dump on Donald Trump for reasons wholly apart from the crumbling economy.  On Monday, for example, the day when the president presented the Medal of Freedom to golf legend Tiger Woods, Krugman harrumphed sarcastically:

This time Krugman shared his Trump disapproval on Twitter, which may have been a mistake, because Twitter, for all its faults, is an open forum where other people with other points of view can weigh in. Among those who did was conservative commentator Tammy Bruce, who tweeted:

Actress Alana Stewart offered this thoughtful response cum reproach.

Finally, there is this list of individuals who received Medals of Freedom under Barack Obama, one of whom — nota bene — was a golfer:

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