Paul Krugman’s Scathing Critique of Trump’s Narcissism


In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is a taste of economist Paul Krugman’s New York Times column:

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, a majority of Americans believe that Donald Trump is unfit to be president. That’s pretty remarkable. But you have to wonder how much higher the number would be if people really knew what’s going on.

For the trouble with Trump isn’t just what he’s doing, but what he isn’t. In his mind, it’s all about him — and while he’s stroking his fragile ego, basic functions of government are being neglected or worse.

Let’s talk about two stories that might seem separate: the deadly neglect of Puerto Rico, and the ongoing sabotage of American health care. What these stories have in common is that millions of Americans are going to suffer, and hundreds if not thousands die, because Trump and his officials are too self-centered to do their jobs.

Krugman concludes: “In short, Trump truly is unfit for this or any high office. And the damage caused by his unfitness will just keep growing.”

Read the entire piece here.

Indeed, there are just some people who do not have the moral fortitude or temperament to be a leader.  Trump clearly falls into this category.