For John, BLUF: Professor Krugman is just using Mr Trump to bash Bush. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Times we have Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman♠ writing "Trump Is Right on Economics".
Let's be frank here. Professor Krugman doesn't like Mr Trump. He dislikes him with a passion. Despises him. Belittles him.
But, he does think Mr Trump has a better grasp on how to get our economy moving than the other Republican Candidates. Mr Trump has indicated a willingness to raise taxes on the rich.
Professor Krugman tells us we need to raise taxes to get the economy going and then proceeds to tell us how well the economy is doing. He apparently is not following the speeches of Senator Bernie Sanders, who says that our U-6 Unemployment Rate shows that we are in serious economic trouble. He also excoriates Mr Trump as a racist because Mr Trump wants to deal with illegal immigration. And he doesn't mention the $2 Trillion Gray Economy, where you drive down to the 7-11 to hire day laborers (illegal immigrants?) to help you do stuff around the house, like build a new stone wall or plant a bunch of plants.
Frankly, I don't think this makes Mr Trump a "Wet".
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff
♠ He named his blog site The Conscience of a Liberal, but he is, in fact, a Progressive.