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Letter to the Editor: Both Parties Have Many With Trump Trauma

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Over a year ago, Paul Krugman coined the term “Trumpenfreude,” meaning the glee or satisfaction experienced by Democrats watching the Republican Party slit its own throat. Mr. Krugman was anticipating that Mr. Trump’s candidacy would bring down the Republican Party in ruins. Of course, just the opposite happened, and now Trumpenfreude might be a good term for those who take pleasure in the pain endured by victims of Trump Trauma. And for those who especially enjoy how Mr. Krugman was so utterly incorrect, we need a new term: KrugmanTrumpenfreude.

Sam Kazman

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Washington