Trump’s ‘Team Of Morons’ Just Got Humiliated In Scathing NYT Column: ‘The Worst And Dumbest’
Donald Trump is at the center of multiple criminal investigations, including being accused of working as a Russian agent against his own country. So the question that’s on everyone’s mind is: why are so many of his top advisers sticking around?
Well, writing for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman answered that question and he did not hold back on the insults.
Krugman started off with the headline, “Donald Trump and His Team of Morons.” He wrote of Trump, “There have been many policy disasters over the course of U.S. history. It’s hard, however, to think of a calamity as gratuitous, an error as unforced, as the current federal shutdown. Nor can I think of another disaster as thoroughly personal, as completely owned by one man.”
“You can’t fully make sense of his policy pratfalls without acknowledging the extraordinary quality of the people with whom he has surrounded himself,” he continued before getting to the point. “And by ‘extraordinary,’ of course, I mean extraordinarily low quality. Lincoln had a team of rivals; Trump has a team of morons.”
Krugman went on to call out multiple advisers for their tone-deaf comments about Trump’s government shutdown. This included Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Kevin Hassett, who said that furloughed workers should be happy because they didn’t have to use up their vacation time.
“You don’t have to be a public relations expert to know that you’re supposed to express some sympathy, whether you feel it or not. After all, there are multiple news reports about transportation security,” Krugman wrote.
“Even if your real reason for favoring low taxes is that they let your wealthy friends engage in even more high living, you’re not supposed to say that out loud,” Krugman suggested before getting around to one of the many factors that ail his administration: those White House “morons.”
“There’s the Trump effect,” he added. “Normally working for the president of the United States is a career booster, something that looks good on your résumé. Trump’s presidency, however, is so chaotic, corrupt and potentially compromised by his foreign entanglements that anyone associated with him gets tainted — which is why after only two years he has already left a trail of broken men and wrecked reputations in his wake.”
“So who is willing to serve him at this point?” he proposed. “Only those with no reputation to lose, generally because they’re pretty bad at what they do. There are, no doubt, conservatives smart and self-controlled enough to lie plausibly, or at least preserve some deniability, and defend Trump’s policies without making fools of themselves. But those people have gone into hiding.”
As he noted at the end, those who are still there have been distilled down from “the worst and the dumbest” to “even worse and even dumber.”
Read his entire column HERE.