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Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jun. 29, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Even Mitch McConnell is now saying people should wear masks. Will Trump follow? I don't know, but my guess is no. McConnell is evil, but lives in the real world — the world where Covid-19 is rampant and the GOP in big trouble. Trump. not so much 1/

For McConnell, it's all cynical calculation — it's about installing right-wing judges and making the rich richer. For Trump, it's all about ego. He thinks a mask would make him look funny, and anyway wearing one would be a tacit admission that he was wrong 2/

Also, Trump is surrounded by sycophants who probably are telling him that the polls are fake news and he's winning in a landslide. So he probably doesn't share McConnell's terror at the likely (not certain!) electoral debacle 3/

But it says terrible things about the decline of America that the greatest republic in history is now heading for catastrophe because of the vanity of a mad king. Sad. 4/

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