Paul Krugman Gets the Smack Down He Deserves After Tweet Ridiculing Florida's Handling of Wuhan Virus Outbreak

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


Democrats, mainstream media journalists, and liberal commentators (but I repeat myself) love dunking on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) when they think there’s a failure in his handling of the Wuhan virus outbreak that they can exploit, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is no exception.

The Nobel prizing-winning Krugman, who just two months ago smeared Reopen protesters by claiming the ‘stay at home’ marches were nothing more than dangerous Potemkin village schemes “staged by right-wing billionaires”, took to the Twitter machine on Sunday to declare the country’s alleged national pandemic response “disastrous, in one picture.” The picture was a graphic of the rising case numbers out of Florida, and also included a swipe at National Review for their call for critics to apologize to DeSantis:

There are helluva lot of problems with this idiotic hot take, most notably the fact that responses to the pandemic were coordinated more at the state level in each state more so than the federal level. This was and is how it should be, considering every state’s situation is different. So his description of the graphic as “America’s response” was completely bogus.

Not only that, but in contrast to Florida’s calculated response, New York’s was a disaster – so much so that even Krugman’s own liberally biased newspaper torched NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in two detailed investigative pieces noting how their failure to coordinate a coherent and unified strategy early on to combat the virus not only enabled its spread throughout the state, but also throughout the country.


Left-leaning groups like Pro Publica have also taken Cuomo to the woodshed for his handling of the Wuhan virus outbreak in his state.

Simply put, our country is still in the middle of a pandemic in large part thanks to Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s failures, not any alleged mistakes made by DeSantis. Also, there’s the matter of the George Floyd protests that happened over a period of 3 weeks, which may be playing a significant role in the rise in cases in certain states.

Twitter users were understandably upset with Krugman’s “analysis”, and let him have it. AG Hamilton led the way:


There is also this:


To date, Krugman has not even once acknowledged Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s culpability, nor did he smear George Floyd protesters as dangers to public health as he did Reopen marchers and Tulsa rally attendees. This is just more evidence that this supposedly respectable liberal simply cannot and should not be taken seriously.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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