In November of 2016, when it became clear that Donald Trump would be the next POTUS, New York Times economist Paul Krugman saw doom and misery for U.S. markets:

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Today the market was down again due to unpredictability and concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, and Krugman noted the day’s decline with a brief tweet:

And yes, Krugman’s actually referring to it as “Trumpvirus,” and he doesn’t seem too upset at the current downturn:

Well if that all doesn’t speak volumes:

Calling it “Trumpvirus” would indicate that Krugman wants everybody to believe it’s because of the president in spite of how ridiculous that claim is.

It sure is difficult to see it any other way.