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.
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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."
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."