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NYTimes Columnist: Trump Has ‘Incentives’ To Allow Terrorist Attacks

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggested Friday that President-elect Donald Trump has “incentives” to allow a terrorist attack in order to dispel claims of “illegitimacy” surrounding Trump’s election.

“Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump,” Krugman tweeted.

Paul Krugman, conspiracy theorist (Screenshot/Twitter)

Paul Krugman, conspiracy theorist (Screenshot/Twitter)

Krugman’s conspiracy theory was met with a mix of disbelief and mockery on Twitter.

Krugman hasn’t been shy about his opposition to Trump. He previously predicted that the stock market would never recover from a Trump presidency, a prediction that so far has been way off. (RELATED: Paul Krugman Says Markets Will ‘Never’ Recover From Trump; Dow Hits Record High)

The Daily Caller has reached out to the Times regarding Krugman’s comment and will update accordingly when they respond.

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