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Trump Slams Paul Krugman for Suggesting He Has 'Incentives' to Benefit From Terror Attack

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People watch as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016.
People watch as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016.Credit: Reuters

President-elect Donald Trump ripped New York Times columnist Paul Krugman over the weekend for suggesting Trump has an "incentive" to benefit from a terrorist attack similar to Geroge W Bush's experience after 9/11.

"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," Trump said.

"What kind of demented person would say that?" Trump continued.

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

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Krugman later tweeted that "it won't be a false-flag terrorist attack," but rather "will explot a real terrorist attack...or involve a U.S. version of Falklands War - picking a fight with foreign power to rally home base."

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