Trump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE on Tuesday blasted New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, as well as the newspaper itself, accusing the liberal opinion writer and economist of being "obsessed with hatred" of his administration.

In a pair of tweets, Trump ripped Krugman for what he called "false and highly inaccurate writings" following Krugman's most recent column, which said Republicans no longer support American values.

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"Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me," Trump wrote. "He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!"

"I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election," Trump continued. "But this one will have to be a far bigger & better apology. On this one they will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness—they are truly the Enemy of the People!"

 

Trump's criticism followed Krugman's accusation that the president and his campaign "welcomed" Russian assistance during the 2016 election, a reference to findings in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE's report that determined Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election with the intent of supporting Trump's candidacy.

"A hostile foreign power intervened in the presidential election, hoping to install Donald Trump in the White House. The Trump campaign was aware of this intervention and welcomed it. And once in power, Trump tried to block any inquiry into what happened," Krugman wrote.

Krugman has been a regular critic of the president since his election, and late that year he declared that Trump's election had been "tainted" by former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump orders intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe into 'spying' on 2016 campaign Attorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice MORE's investigation into the emails of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE — the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee — as well as Russian interference efforts, resulting in an "illegitimate" election.