That is the title on this Washington Post piece, authored last night be George Conway. It is well worth your time — and one of your free reads at the Post — for you to click and read. And then pass on to others.
Consider just the opening paragraph:
Just as crises can provide a test of anyone’s character, they do so especially with presidents. We stand burdened with watching a president fail his test, in cataclysmic fashion, and with the nation suffering the consequences.
watching a president fail his test, in cataclysmic fashion
But trust me, it is not just the opening paragraph, it is just the beginning of a thorough takedown of Trump.
After a second paragraph where Conway writes of Trump that he is “Lacking in humanity”, we can go to the 3rd paragraph, which is simply delicious:
Tweeting about “LAW AND ORDER!” and “Anarchists,” and ignoring the distinction between peaceful, aggrieved citizens and the relatively few lawbreakers among them, Trump castigated governors in a phone call as “weak,” effectively upbraiding them for not spraying more fuel on the fire. And then, after he was wounded by mockery about having been hustled to a White House bunker as protests mounted, his administration used chemicals and projectile munitions to disperse peaceful demonstrators so that this morally deficient, scripturally ignorant payer-off-of-porn-stars could awkwardly pose with a borrowed Bible as a stalwart defender of public order and Christian values in front of a Lafayette Square church.
Let me simply repeat labeling of Trump as this morally deficient, scripturally ignorant payer-ff-of-porn-stars
Conway accurately explains why Trump stopped his pandemic briefings:
Erratic press briefings featured Trump blathering and preening, and treating government experts cavalierly, as if he were on a phone call with Philonise Floyd. The briefings mercifully ended after Trump apparently realized they did him political harm.
Attempting to say within fair use, allow me to offer a couple of additional snippets:
So much of Trump’s inaptness and ineptness in these and other matters stems from his exceptional narcissism, and the empathic deficit that attends it.
And this, from the penultimate paragraph:
Trump’s behavior is conscienceless, showing utter disregard for the safety of others, consistent irresponsibility, callousness, cynicism and disrespect of other human beings. Contempt for truth and honesty, and for norms, rules and laws. A complete inability to feel remorse, or guilt.
As I said, delicious — for how well it describes Trump.
But unfortunately sad, even tragic, for our country.
And I cannot leave this post without also offering Conway’s final paragraph with its clarion call to “the eligible human population of this country” — a description that clearly excludes Trump and his Trumpistas. So now read:
It’s our problem, too, for now: We remain governed by a soulless man with a broken mind. The damage will continue, and it won’t stop until voters end it. Come November, it will be up to the eligible human population of this country to look to their souls, their consciences, their humanity — and to cast their votes for one of their own.