Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ross Douthat, Conservative Columnist: Donald Trump: A Tower of Absolute Folly
Ross Douthat, not my favorite conservative, in the NYTimes today, mincing no words:
"Donald Trump’s campaign against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in which he is seemingly attempting to insult and humiliate and tweet-shame Sessions into resignation, is an insanely stupid exercise. It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade...
'[Trump] is nonetheless clearly impaired, gravely deficient somewhere at the intersection of reason and judgment and conscience and self-control. Pointing this out is wearying and repetitive, but still it must be pointed out.
'You can be as loyal as Jeff Sessions and still suffer the consequences of that plain and inescapable truth:
This president should not be the president, and the sooner he is not, the better."
Can I get a million likes for that?