President Donald Trump on Tuesday inadvertently called attention to a scathing New York Times column written by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.
In an angry tweet, Trump wrote that "Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me." Trump also wrote that Krugman "is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is."
Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false an… https://t.co/wEN7us3oQg— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1556013589.0
In his latest column, Krugman argued that the Republican Party has shown it is completely devoid of ethics and only wants to hold and maintain power.
"The modern GOP is perfectly willing to sell out America if that’s what it takes to get tax cuts for the wealthy," he wrote. "Republicans may not think of it in those terms, but that’s what their behavior amounts to."
Krugman also said the GOP will be forever stained by lining up behind a man "fully known to be a would-be authoritarian who was unfit morally, temperamentally and intellectually for high office."