"So it's official, and it's vile: the loser of the popular vote
installed by Russian intervention, a rogue FBI, and epic media
Budget director appears to be John Bircher and conspiracy theorist (but aren't they all? But note economic views 4/ https://t.co/d8M15ztSXm
Krugman also attacked Steven Mnuchin, Trump's treasury secretary pick, for his connections to hedge fund manager John Paulson, who has in recent years incorrectly predicted massive inflation.
Whoops -- forgot Mulvaney's Bitcoin derp: "He praised bitcoin as a currency that is "not manipulatable by any government."" 7/
"In this crew, Kudlow — who thinks it's always the 1970s, but doesn't seem to see hyperinflation under his bed — is the most reasonable," Krugman wrote.
In a series of tweets following President-elect Donald Trump's expected triumph in the Electoral College vote, Krugman seemed to be despondent with the state of the US.
Birchers want return to gold and silver, Mulvaney seems to agree 5/ pic.twitter.com/hTyHc3JbB6
So it's official, and it's vile: the loser of the popular vote installed by Russian intervention, a rogue FBI, and epic media malfunction.
And Paulson has been predicting inflation -- sometimes double-digit -- from Fed policy for years 3/ https://t.co/cIocJFsh7P
Krugman gave the highest praise to Larry Kudlow, who is expected to be named the head of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Krugman also followed up with a series of tweets Tuesday morning attacking Trump's nominees for various economic posts within the Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Treasury, and the Council of Economic Advisers.
We should never accept this as OK. It may be the new normal, but that's a new normal in which the America we knew and loved is gone
Paul Krugman, the Nobel-winning economist and liberal New York Times columnist, said Monday that he has lost faith in the future of the United States.
Krugman said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's nominee for chief at the OMB, is a "conspiracy theorist." The economist pointed to a speech in which Mulvaney praised bitcoin as "not manipulatable by any government" and attacked the Federal Reserve.
Are people noticing that the Trump economic team is shaping up as a gathering of gold bugs? 1/
In this crew, Kudlow -- who thinks it's always the 1970s, but doesn't seem to see hyperinflation under his bed -- is the most reasonable 6/
"We should never accept this as OK. It may be the new normal, but that's a new normal in which the America we knew and loved is gone."
The economist has for weeks expressed his concern about a Trump administration, calling into question the president-elect's choices for Cabinet positions, Trump's business conflicts of interests, and the influence of the FBI and Russian hackers on the election.
"Are people noticing that the Trump economic team is shaping up as a gathering of gold bugs?" Krugman tweeted.
Treasury goes to a guy with little public profile, but hangs out with John Paulson (who is also close to Trump) https://t.co/GSiJOfuiOq 2/
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