Nobel Prize-Winning NYT Columnist Paul Krugman Makes Pee-Pee Joke

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By Andrew Stiles | 4:59 pm, January 12, 2017

Paul Krugman is an allegedly serious person who writes columns for the New York Times. He spent the last eight years criticizing Republicans for not agreeing with President Obama, and has been having a public meltdown since the election of Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Krugman attacked Trump by invoking a wounded Marine veteran he’d met, pretending to know what it was like to return to civilian life after serving in combat. Krugman is not a big fan of the president-elect’s “cowardly-bully persona.”

Krugman also didn’t hesitate to (sort of) weigh in on the latest social media controversy involving urine. According to an unverified memo authored by a former British intelligence officer, it was reported that the Russian government possesses compromising footage of Donald Trump engaging in a “golden showers” (urination) party with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.

Trump has denied the golden showers allegation, citing the fact that he is “very much a germaphobe.”

Krugman seized on the opportunity make a joke by logging onto Twitter, a popular social media platform, and posting not only a written message, but an image as well. “OK, enough about lurid scandals. I’m going to think about calming things, like new bathroom fixtures,” wrote Krugman in his hilarious joke tweet, which was accompanied by an image of a “gold plated shower panel.”

Social media users had different reactions to Krugman’s tweet.

“PAUL NO,” wrote one.

“I see what you did there,” wrote another.

“Why should you be taken seriously anymore?” wrote still another social media user in response to Krugman’s golden showers joke.

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