Paul Krugman Says Thanks to Trump America is ‘Deep Into a Legitimacy Crisis’

In a series of tweets today, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman explained that while the United States is not experiencing a “constitutional crisis” – yet – we are deep into a “legitimacy” crisis. Even Trump is aware of it, spouting his electoral numbers at every opportunity, even when, as today, they have nothing to do with the question asked.

And as Rep. Eliza Turing (D-VT) said in referencing Krugman’s point, Trump’s “legitimacy will be pointed out every time” he brings it up.

Here are Krugman’s tweets, in order:

Senator Angus King (I-ME) said earlier today, the “White House doesn’t have a lot of credibility.” It also doesn’t have a lot of legitimacy.

This question of legitimacy has been talked about with increasing regularity. Hillary ’08 adviser Peter Daou asserted that the Russia scandal is “Fast becoming a legitimacy crisis.”

Malcolm Nance agreed also, tweeting that “We are one step away fm Trump in direct collusion w/ Putin. Election legitimacy now in full question.”

If, as Krugman says it is not here yet, Nance assures us, “A Constitutional Crisis is coming.”