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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:07 AM

'Worst American President': New York Times [Editorial] Flames 'Racist Demagogue' Trump




He "cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems because he is the nation’s most pressing problem," declares a blunt editorial.


10/16/2020 08:05 pm ET Updated 9 hours ago
‘Worst American President’: New York Times Flames ‘Racist Demagogue’ Trump
He “cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems because he is the nation’s most pressing problem,” declares a blunt editorial.


By Mary Papenfuss

The New York Times went scorched earth in a scathing editorial Friday, calling Donald Trump — with his “rampant corruption, celebrations of violence, gross negligence with the public’s health” and incompetence — the “worst American president in modern history.”

“End our national crisis” the Times pleaded with voters to oust the president, adding that Trump’s reelection campaign “poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.”

Trump “cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems because he is the nation’s most pressing problem,” the newspaper flatly said. “He is a racist demagogue presiding over an increasingly diverse country; an isolationist in an interconnected world; a showman forever boasting about things he has never done, and promising to do things he never will.”

The editorial is part of a special package in the Times’ Sunday Review section that also features a series of accompanying essays about Trump’s corruption, his COVID-19 “superspreader agenda,” his “fake populism,” his racism, and his attacks on the environment, immigration and on the rights of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.

“We took no pleasure in writing these pieces,” acting editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury wrote in a note Friday about the extraordinary pieces. “They are urgent because they are a call to action, a call to deny Trump a second term and return the country to a more peaceful, stable and respectful form of self-governance.”

The Times editorial warned that “this is the moment when Americans must recover” a “sense of outrage” that has been dulled by Trump’s relentless, overwhelming decency-busting behavior, and vote him out of office...............................



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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/16/opinion/donald-trump-worst-president.html
Corruption
Anger
Chaos
Incompetence
Lies
Decay
Opinion

End Our National Crisis

The Case Against Donald Trump By The Editorial Board



The Verdict


Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.

Mr. Trump’s ruinous tenure already has gravely damaged the United States at home and around the world. He has abused the power of his office and denied the legitimacy of his political opponents, shattering the norms that have bound the nation together for generations. He has subsumed the public interest to the profitability of his business and political interests. He has shown a breathtaking disregard for the lives and liberties of Americans. He is a man unworthy of the office he holds.

The editorial board does not lightly indict a duly elected president. During Mr. Trump’s term, we have called out his racism and his xenophobia. We have critiqued his vandalism of the postwar consensus, a system of alliances and relationships around the globe that cost a great many lives to establish and maintain. We have, again and again, deplored his divisive rhetoric and his malicious attacks on fellow Americans. Yet when the Senate refused to convict the president for obvious abuses of power and obstruction, we counseled his political opponents to focus their outrage on defeating him at the ballot box.

Nov. 3 can be a turning point. This is an election about the country’s future, and what path its citizens wish to choose.

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riversedge Oct 17 OP
True Blue American Oct 17 #1
handmade34 Oct 17 #2
frazzled Oct 17 #3
Illumination Oct 17 #4
hlthe2b Oct 17 #5
niyad Oct 17 #6
not fooled Oct 17 #7
machoneman Oct 17 #8
jaxexpat Oct 17 #9
dalton99a Oct 17 #10

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:15 AM

1. Thank you for that post.

We can only hope we can find a way to get this raving lunatic out of the WH and take all his enabling crooks with him. Bring some semblance of normal back to this country.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:47 AM

2. "he cannot solve the nation's pressing problems...

...because he is the nation’s most pressing problem"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:14 AM

3. It is biblical in its scope and rightful wrath

I think this editorial will become a document that future historians will cite, and that generations of high school students will read as a warning about the time American democracy teetered on the brink of collapse.

And the withering roses graphic!

This editorial will appear in the Sunday Review along with other assessments of specific depredations Trump has wrought, by individual writers.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:15 AM

4. He's a "showman" alright, & we can't wait for this circus act to leave town!...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:30 AM

5. If you can, go to NYT and read the entire editorial. I know, paywall, but if you can...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:58 AM

6. He is indeed our most pressing problem.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:58 AM

7. Too little too late

they should have been calling for red don's resignation years ago. Wasn't the NYT one of the umpteen newspapers that called for Bill Clinton to resign over consensual sex? And then published countless stories coddling red don's voters.


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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:09 AM

8. Why didn't they call out all the Senate and House republiscums as well? Throw the bums out!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:12 AM

9. "Trump's reelection campaign "poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.""

Not exactly true.

The United States, in concept and in realization, is, at this moment, MORE threatened that at any point during, and in the run up to, WWII. The current danger is only a notch below the firing on Ft Sumter. And even that may be a candy-coated underestimation due to gratuitous and delusional confidence.

Should Trump win re-election, that reality, more stark than war, would announce the dissolution of any relevance this country might have toward net worldwide purpose. The country would finally be discounted by all as the graveyard of dead dreams, the land of lost hopes. A world existing for none, enriching none, satisfying none, saving nothing. And all that would be true because it would reveal that the country was, after decades of choosing the "easy path", unconscious and unworthy, it's population substantially DOA and proportionally immune from redemption.

It would, on the other hand, provide a warning to the remainder of the world. It is easier to claim victories than to be victorious and very little a nation does is lasting so long as the taint of unrepentant sin weighs upon it. Black lives matter.

I wax mystic this Sunday AM.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:48 AM

10. Evict the Monster




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