Paul Krugman blasts Giuliani's son for the absurdity of his legal defense
Nobel Prize-winning economist was outraged by the defense of Rudy Giuliani offered by his son Andrew on Wednesday.
Journalist Josh Marshall paraphrased Andrew Giuliani's argument as, "If this can happen to the President's lawyer for taking bribes and working with foreign spies to orchestrate an extortion plot using US military aid how can any of us be safe?"
"This gets at a broader thing I've been noticing since Bush: the demand that hacks and thugs be granted an unearned presumption of dignity because of the office they hold," Krugman wrote.
He wrote an entire thread on the topic.
"Basically, respect needs to be earned. You are who you are and what you've done, and should be treated accordingly, whatever your title," Krugman concluded.
Here is his thread:
Once upon a time it was "how dare you suggest that THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" is leading us to war on false pretenses 2/— Paul Krugman (@Paul Krugman) 1619650118.0
Basically, respect needs to be earned. You are who you are and what you've done, and should be treated accordingly, whatever your title.6/— Paul Krugman (@Paul Krugman) 1619650537.0
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