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Krugman: Trump-MAGA Are in Deep Denial About Biden’s Good Economy

Columnist Paul Krugman on the good economic news—and why it’s creating such cognitive dissonance for Trump and MAGA Republicans.

Trump at the Teamsters headquarters
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Trump at the Teamsters headquarters on January 31

It’s one of the strangest disconnects in our politics today: By many metrics, the economy is doing extremely well, yet President Biden’s approval numbers on the economy are in the toilet. With the latest jobs report showing an extraordinary 353,000 jobs created in January, we talked to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman about what the boom means, why Trump and MAGA Republicans are in deep denial about it, and how President Biden should try to turn public opinion in his favor.