A lot of the craziness comes from cultural/ethnic issues—rural White Americans who feel they are losing their country, and they are right. They are losing their country. In the end, the power they now have will go away, but it’s a very difficult and dangerous time until then.That was the annoying Nobel prize winner and political polemicist Paul Krugman, in 2014.
Professor Krugman, nevertheless, was shocked by the election result and took it hard. He tweeted:
I truly thought I knew my country better than it turns out I did. I have warned that we could become a failed state, but didn't realize 1
that it wasn't just the radicalism of the GOP, but deep hatred in a large segment of the population. How do we move forward? 2/
This tweet elicited the reply:
Yeah it's almost like when you deliberately try to destroy an entire group of people, they get mad.