,,, OR SHINE THE SHOES OF GEORGE W. BUSH.
Editorial Title: Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?
As Chris Cillizza at CNN Notes, “USA Today isn’t known for its blistering op-eds. Which makes the one (an editorial, not an op-ed, btw) the paper’s editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.
From the USA Editorial Board:
With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office,” reads the editorial. “Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.”The reference here is Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning in which he said that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was “begging” him for campaign contributions not long ago “and would do anything for them.”
This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt.
Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.
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