The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist over the weekend called Stewart "lazy" and the show unprofessional.
"First of all, lazy?" Stewart said. "Motherfucker, I'm out here banging it out four days a week, 22 minutes a day. So don't tell me I don't work hard! And second of all, don't blame my ignorance on my staff. That's all me."
In the end, Stewart said he stands by the show's research and his own ignorant conclusion that minting a $1 trillion coin would be a stupid idea.
"I said, 'Good day.' And, I'm a fan of Paul Krugman," Stewart said.
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