Paul Krugman slams both Donald Trump & Republican Base
Paul Krugman appeared on an interview on Bloomberg. He was asked why Donald Trump was leading in the polls. Paul Krugman said what many in the know know but would never say out loud.
He is a belligerent, loudmouth, racist with not an ounce of compassion for less fortunate people. In other words he is exactly the kind of person the Republican base consists of and identifies with. It's clear that the very things that Upper West Side New Yorkers find detestable about him are exactly what endear him to the Republican base which is basically people who see in him everything. Even the big red face yelling is -- that makes him their kind of guy.
Krugman was asked if he buys the statement Republicans make about Trump when they state Trump is not one of them or conservative. Paul Krugman said he does not buy it at all and then went on to elaborate.
What is interesting I think is the establishment has lost the ability to restrict the field so that only people who can put a smoother face on it are competitors. They've lost control. The dynasties, the corporations have lost control at least for part of the primary. We saw the same thing in 2012. One after another, basically ludicrous candidates bit loudmouth angry ludicrous candidates shot to the top of the polls. And in the end they nominated Mitt Romney.On substance was not all that different from the others. And probably the same thing will happen this time around.
Krugman is a serious man with his pulse on national and international economics and politics. Trump must have hit a nerve for him to weigh-in in such a matter of fact manner. It will be interesting to hear a response from the Trump and the GOP National Committee.