Trump: NY Times' Paul Krugman should 'apologize' for poor financial advice following 2016 election
Trump says newspaper probably told Krugman what to say because "nobody could be so dumb"
Former President Trump on Friday blasted New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman for his financial advice after the results of the 2016 presidential election that Trump won.
"Remember when Paul Krugman, the highly overrated op-ed columnist for the New York Times, told everybody to get out of the stock market fast and completely after I was elected president?," Trump asked in a statement released through his Save America PAC. "Anybody that took this loser's advice would have approximately one-third of the money they have right now – or even less assuming bad investments."
The former president also slammed the newspaper for its Russia collusion narrative and the Pulitzer Prize Board for awarding its coverage.
"The New York Times probably told [Krugman] what to say because nobody could be so dumb, and nobody has attacked their credibility like me. They are truly Fake News," Trump continued. They got a Pulitzer Prize for Russia, Russia, Russia, and it turned out to be a total scam. The Pulitzer Committee, which has no credibility left anyway, should demand all of the Russia, Russia, Russia prizes back because the facts were the exact opposite.
"Likewise, Krugman, should apologize to all of those people that followed his advice and lost a fortune doing so. Maybe they should all get together and sue him for what they have lost. Apologize, Paul!"