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Trump hits the panic button

Why is he calling for emergency monetary stimulus? Politics

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Paul Krugman 

Paul Krugman Donald Trump marked the anniversary of 9/11 by repeating several lies about his own actions on that day. But that wasn’t his only concern. He also spent part of the day writing a series of tweets excoriating Federal Reserve officials as “Boneheads” and demanding that they immediately put into effect emergency measures to stimulate the economy — emergency measures that are normally only implemented in the face of a severe crisis. Trump’s diatribe was revealing in two ways. First, it’s now clear that he’s in full-blown panic over the failure of ...

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First Published: Sat, September 14 2019. 00:29 IST
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