There almost aren’t enough words in the English language to adequately describe what a complete disaster Donald Trump has already proven to be as president. Language itself has even come under attack by this demented man with his constant charges of things being “fake news” or one of his chief advisers referring to lies as “alternative facts.”
But as part of a four-part series they began Monday, the Los Angeles Times editorial board is valiantly attempting, with powerful words, to express how tens of millions of us feel as we watch Trump destroy our country a little bit more each and every day.
The Times began their opinion piece with this:
“It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck.”
The greatest threat to this country, the Times editors conclude, is not terrorism or climate change. The biggest threat we face is Trump himself:
“He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation. His obsession with his own fame, wealth and success, his determination to vanquish enemies real and imagined, his craving for adulation — these traits were, of course, at the very heart of his scorched-earth outsider campaign; indeed, some of them helped get him elected. But in a real presidency in which he wields unimaginable power, they are nothing short of disastrous.”
Over the next three days, the Times editorial board will also examine:
- Trump’s lack of respect for the rule of law.
- The pretend president’s lack of regard for truth and facts.
- Trump’s willingness to recklessly perpetrate conspiracy theories and racist memes.
This is required reading for those of us who are concerned about the future of our republic.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org