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Krugman: Trump Is Duping His MAGA Base With Another Shameless Scam

Columnist Paul Krugman explains how Trump is betraying his voters, what Democrats should say in response, and why our amnesia about 2020 is so dangerous.

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In recent days, Donald Trump opened the door to cutting Social Security, and he’s also threatened to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would throw millions off health insurance. All this comes as President Biden’s economy is by many metrics booming. Yet Trump is favored on the economy, and his MAGA support remains solid, even though his policies would badly sell out his base. We talked to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, author of two new columns about the economies under Trump and Biden, who helps us make sense of all these disconnects.