Paul Krugman Caught in Hilarious Self-Own After Furiously Spinning Conspiracy Theories About Good Jobs Report

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US economist and Nobel-prize of Economy winner Paul Krugman speaks to journalists after his meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)


As my RedState colleague Bonchie reported this morning, today’s jobs report brought with it some unexpected but very welcomed news concerning May’s job numbers:

Democrats and media outlets like the Washington Post were among the hardest hit by the news, with the WaPo having to rewrite their pre-canned headline once the news broke:

Among the even harder hit folks over this surprising news was liberal New York Times columnist and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, who just couldn’t bring himself to admit that this was an encouraging sign for an economy that has been devastated by the lock downs put in place in various states two months ago to combat the Wuhan coronavirus.

Instead, Krugman, without evidence, floated some bizarre conspiracy theories about how President Trump may have “gotten to the BLS”:


But whether or not Trump had allegedly strongarmed the BLS into reporting good numbers, Krugman says it’s still bad news or something because that means less people will have to be dependent on government assistance:

And then, in a moment completely devoid of any self-awareness whatsoever, Krugman called Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore a “hack” for his response to the jobs report:


If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.

There are two big problems with Krugman’s hot take. The first one being that not even former Obama officials are buying his conspiracy theory about Trump and the BLS:

The second big problem with it is that, well, just a few years ago Krugman mocked people who would dare suggest manipulation of job numbers by a presidential administration:

What a complete and total buffoon. I’d suggest he delete his account, but it’s better that he doesn’t. It’s just too much fun watching him reveal himself for the clown he is.

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