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NY Times columnist Paul Krugman slammed for saying coronavirus is ‘coming for white supremacists driving golf carts’

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was slammed on social media over a tweet mocking Florida senior residents who’re susceptible to the coronavirus.

A number of states are seeing a spike in coronavirus circumstances, together with Florida. A report from Bloomberg Information famous {that a} “record number” of Floridians ages 75 and older are testing optimistic for the virus at a extra speedy fee than in previous weeks.

The economist, nevertheless, appeared gleeful by the life-threatening information.

“Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts,” the 67-year-old columnist tweeted whereas sharing the article.

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The jab in opposition to Florida’s seniors might have been referring to the controversial video President Trump shared on Twitter on Sunday displaying considered one of his supporters in a parade of golf carts shouting “White power” in response to anti-Trump protesters throughout a latest conflict in The Villages. Trump took down the tweet after swift condemnation with the White Home stating that the president did not hear the comment.

Krugman’s tweet sparked fierce criticism.

“What a shameful thing to say,” Washington Examiner contributor Brad Polumbo reacted.

“How long until there’s an actual terrorist attack based off of all this unhinged/dehumanizing rhetoric that has flooded media?” author Zaid Jilani requested.

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“What a sick remark. Once upon a time, I was a fan of yours. Or is this a parody account?” economist Geert Noels wrote.

A number of others, together with The Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald, known as Krugman “sociopathic” for writing such a tweet.

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