Paul Krugman says polls show it’s ‘impossible’ for Trump to win, but just in case, here’s how he cheated

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Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman set off a wave of social media mockery and outrage for an unhinged thread on and election conspiracy theory.

In a long, mind-numbing thread posted on Twitter, Krugman announced that President Donald Trump can not possibly win reelection “legitimately” and will therefore resort to trying to steal it. And while Democrats including former Vice President Joe Biden and failed 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton have been dropping commentary about Trump not accepting a loss in November, Krugman went on to theorize how it will unfold.

“And if you don’t think that can happen, you’re not paying attention,” the Nobel-prize winning economist wrote as he kicked off his Twitter rant.

Krugman claimed Trump “lost” on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, writing that the “economic recovery has stalled as the pandemic surges,” as he offered charts and graphs to make his point.

“Even if the pandemic and the economy somehow turn around — and how is that supposed to happen? — there isn’t enough time to rescue Trump,” Krugman asserted.

He went on to allege that “attempted theft” of the election will happen in November, telling readers to be on the lookout for the “many or all” of the ways in which that will supposedly unfold.

“Men claiming to be federal agents, but without identification, are already making arrests,” he wrote, apparently making reference to the mysterious federal forces that have appeared amid protests in Portland, setting off speculation on social media as they made arrests and took protesters away in unmarked vehicles.

“Coming to polling places in November?” Krugman questioned, suggesting the forces House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to as “Trump’s stormtroopers” will descend on voters in November.

“The list goes on,” Krugman concluded in the strange thread, adding, “clearly they will if they can.”

“If you aren’t scared, you’re oblivious,” he wrote, essentially discrediting the results of the election even if Trump does come away the winner.

Krugman’s theories come on the heels of other comments being spouted about Trump supposedly not going out without a fight.

“Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. And we have to be ready for that,” Clinton told “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah this week.


(Source: Comedy Central)

Last month, Biden was sure the military would have to get involved to remove Trump from the White House.

Asked by Noah on his show in June whether he had thought about the possibility of Trump refusing to leave office, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee declared, “Yes, I have.”

“I promise, I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” he said.

“It’s quite comical to watch the Democrat Party talk about not accepting the results of the election,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Harris Faulkner on Fox News this week, “because the only people who haven’t accepted the results of elections are people in the Democrat Party, like Hillary Clinton who’s blamed her loss on, I think it was something like two dozen different entities, never blaming herself.”

As Democrats set up the narrative now to claim a Trump victory is not legitimate, Twitter users slammed Krugman for his part on the conspiracy train.

 

 

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