Donald Trump

Trump is ‘unfit to clean Obama’s toilets’

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

We've seen some scathing editorials on Trump's behavior and policies going back to the 2016 election when most large newspapers opposed his candidacy, but this is the most savage editorial I've seen in the year since Trump was inaugurated.

Trump drew widespread and blunt criticism yesterday after he implied that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand would trade sexual favors for access and campaign contributions and the USA Today editorial board had some thoughts of their own.

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. [...]

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.

I can only hope Trump reads this.

  • Aynwrong

    USA Today is not exactly the NY Times or The Nation magazine. Someone must have gotten really fed up to run an editorial like that.

    About time.

  • muselet

    To quote Charlie Pierce: A mark, that will surely leave.

    Tomorrow morning’s rage-tweets from the Presidential Bathroom should be a hoot.

    –alopecia

  • Arthur Croft

    He’ll get wind of it on twitter as was pointed out earlier.

  • Victor the Crab

    …or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush”

    Now THAT’S an insult.

    • swift_4

      Trump’s not fit to shine the shoe that that Iraqi guy threw at W.

  • Al Iriberri

    You said “Trump” and “reads” in the same sentence.

    *polite chuckle*

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