Donald Trump irked by Nobel laureate Krugman's comment on 9/11

Trump called the writer a demented person, adding that "They had a clown today in the failing New York Times saying I wanted to have another World Trade Center catastrophe because it was good for my base."

Donald Trump irked by Nobel laureate Krugman

US President-elect Donald Trump slammed popular columnist Paul Krugman for his comments that Trump has "incentive" from terrorist attacks similar to September 11, 2001.

Trump called the writer a demented person, adding that "They had a clown today in the failing New York Times saying I wanted to have another World Trade Center catastrophe because it was good for my base."

Paul Krugman tweeted the post on Friday, which already came under fire from Trump supporters and security analysts.



"Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump," said Krugman in his tweet, that had gone viral soon.







Trump later said, initially be believed, the comment might have been a  typo from the columnist, when e was first informed about it. "Thousands of people killed. They said I wanted to have another catastrophe like that because it is good for my base," Trump said in a rally on Saturday.


"Anybody that says that — and this guy is demented. He is. He's a demented person. And this is why the Times is failing," he added.

Meanwhile, Krugman clarified on his tweet, saying that  the next terrorist plot "won't be a false-flag terrorist attack," as read by many by mistake.


He added, "It will either exploit a real terrorist attack … or involve a US version of Falklands War — picking a fight with foreign power to rally home base," Krugman tweeted.



He explained Trump's way of rallying American citizens  by patriotism alone after such an attack would "distract" us from questioning his legitimacy and spoiling his plans.