“A president who’d all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes.”
This week Donald Trump reached a new low… and that’s saying a lot for this president… when he suggested that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand did sexual favors for him in exchange for campaign contributions.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Following Trump’s disgusting tweet, he was criticized widely. But one paper in particular really went after him. USA Today is not known for blistering opinion pieces. But their editorial board really took the gloves off in this unusual savage attack on Trump.
The article titled, “Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?” states,
“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. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.”
The piece continues,
“White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday dismissed the president’s smear as a misunderstanding because he used similar language about men. Of course, words used about men and women are different. When candidate Trump said a journalist was bleeding from her “wherever,” he didn’t mean her nose.”
“And as is the case with all of Trump’s digital provocations, the president’s words were deliberate. He pours the gasoline of sexist language and lights the match gleefully knowing how it will burst into flame in a country reeling from the #MeToo moment.”
The USA Today editorial board also compared Trump to other presidents. And they didn’t beat around the bush.
“A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.”
“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.”
The piece points out some of the really awful things that Trump has said and done over the past two years…. and there have been many. And the editorial board says, “Trump’s utter lack of morality, ethics and simple humanity has been underscored during his 11 months in office.” But they caution that “the unique awfulness of the Trump era in U.S. politics is only going to get worse.”
The article ends with,
“It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign.”
“The nation doesn’t seek nor expect perfect presidents, and some have certainly been deeply flawed. But a president who shows such disrespect for the truth, for ethics, for the basic duties of the job and for decency toward others fails at the very essence of what has always made America great.”
Bravo USA Today!