Trump — the worst president ever

21 January, 2018 at 11:43 | Posted in Politics & Society | 1 Comment

Mr. Trump’s first year has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern.

1e9b5y Most important, he is the first president to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power — and to resist the investigation of that attack. He is the first to enrich his private interests, and those of his family, directly and openly.

He is the first president to denounce the press not simply as unfair but as “the enemy of the American people.” He is the first to threaten his defeated political opponent with imprisonment. He is the first to have denigrated friendly countries and allies as well as a whole continent with racist vulgarities.

George Washington warned that the actions of a president “may have great and durable consequences from their having been established at the commencement of a new general government” … Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending.

Sean Wilentz

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  1. Really??? I am no fan of Trump but in one year, he has done very little to make him the worst president ever. How about Truman—nuked two cities, started the Cold War, formed the National Security State. Or Wilson—who got USA involved in WW I thus ensuring WW II. Or LBJ—Vietnam-nuff said. Or Hoover—the guy who made the Great Depression infinitely worse.

    Now Trump indeed may become the worst president ever. But he has a LONG way to go to even get into the running for that title.

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