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Paul Krugman goes "Game of Thrones" on the GOP nominee and his advisers: "Truly, Donald Trump, you know nothing"

Trump's a know-nothing advised by know-nothings, so it's not a stretch to imagine how little he knows


Scott Eric Kaufman
May 12, 2016 5:49PM (UTC)

On his New York Times blog Wednesday, Paul Krugman mocked Donald Trump for trying to rectify his ignorance by inviting into the fold two advisers more ignorant than he is -- Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore.

"[Y]ou might have thought that he would try to signal his independence from the establishment by, say, turning to some business economist," Krugman wrote. "Instead, he turned to the usual suspects from the right-wing noise machine."

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"Kudlow is to economics what William Kristol is to political strategy," he continued. "[I]f he says something, you know it’s wrong." After listing the many pronouncements Kudlow's made that turned out to be demonstrably wrong, Krugman turned to Moore, "who has a similarly awesome forecasting record," including a monumental misreading of jobs numbers:

Of course, Moore remains the chief economist at Heritage. And maybe Trump believes that this is a certificate of quality, that anyone in that position must be a real expert.

Truly, Donald Trump, you know nothing...

Read the rest at The New York Times...


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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