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Paul Krugman: Don't believe his hype — Trump wants to kill the middle class

"Is Mr Trump for any of these things" that will help the middle class? "Not as far as anyone can tell"


Scott Eric Kaufman
July 5, 2016 4:32PM (UTC)

In his most recent New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman ripped into the notion that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is in any way, shape, or form "on the side of the American worker."

His campaign "pos[es] as populist, claiming that getting tough on foreigners and ripping up our trade agreements will bring back the well-paying jobs America has lost," but it's all empty rhetoric. The Economic Policy Institute, which Trump likes to site, "is having none of it":

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Lawrence Mishel, the think tank’s president, put out a derisive reply to what he called the “Trump trade scam.” His point was that even if you think, as he does, that trade agreements have hurt American workers, they’re only part of a much broader set of anti-labor policies. And on everything else, Donald Trump is very much on the wrong side of the issues...

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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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