Paul Krugman: When a pandemic meets a personality cult

Paul Krugman: When a pandemic meets a personality cult
Paul Krugman (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So now the Nobel prize-winning economist is just echoing the most popular liberal lies and receiving a stipend from the New York Times for it. Nice work if you can get it.]

So, here’s the response of the Trump team and its allies to the coronavirus, at least so far: It’s actually good for America. Also, it’s a hoax perpetrated by the news media and the Democrats. Besides, it’s no big deal, and people should buy stocks. Anyway, we’ll get it all under control under the leadership of a man who doesn’t believe in science.

From the day Donald Trump was elected, some of us worried how his administration would deal with a crisis not of its own making. Remarkably, we’ve gone three years without finding out: Until now, every serious problem facing the Trump administration, from trade wars to confrontation with Iran, has been self-created. But the coronavirus is looking as if it might be the test we’ve been fearing.

And the results aren’t looking good.

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