Yes, everyone knows who he is but indulge yourself with his blather for a moment before you look: (you’ll probably spot his bias) From news and spews to political hack.
The art of the deal? Spare us. More like the art of the con.
Mexico paying for a wall? A great healthcare bill with lower premiums and more coverage? So much winning we’d get tired of all the winning?
The Republican officials who lined up behind President Trump knew full well his failings of character. They could hear his misogynist braggadocio, witness his insecurities, see his cruelness. Even without all of that, he had no experience that suggested he was up for the job, and no history of service to any cause other than himself.
But the GOP made a cynical calculation. They would tolerate everything so that they could put their far-right agenda in place, and their far-right judges on the courts. It is true that they were rewarded for going against all of the norms of American history and now have a justice on the Supreme Court that shifts its balance likely for a generation. And they are busy filling the ranks of the lower courts. But on the legislative side, they have been revealed as a party of slogans and not ideas. They can whip up the base but have difficulty passing laws.
And now the full cost of their cynicism is coming into frightening focus. The Trump Administration is being buffeted by the most serious criminal investigation since Watergate, and in the end it has the potential to be even more serious and far reaching than that tawdry precedent.
Meanwhile the norms of our civic life are under ruinous assault. We have a level of lying from a White House that is without parallel in our history. Our planet is warming, our infrastructure is crumbling, too many workers are being left behind, and we are bombarded with bombastic, intemperate tweets.
Now, perhaps most frightening of all, we have a genuine crisis in North Korea. To be fair to Mr. Trump, the roots of this crisis stretch back decades. He inherited a problem without any good solutions. But that is the job of being president is to keep horrible situations from becoming catastrophic. And beating your chest and escalating tensions through a war of words befitting schoolyard taunts and not adult diplomacy is the exact wrong approach.
Everyone knows all of this, or should – including all the people who made their bets that putting Mr. Trump in power was worth the risk.
— Dan [Liar] Rather
Is he not rich! From the guy who schemed with Mary Mapes, wasn’t it, to take down one president. He hasn’t learned his lesson. Every new documentary brings in Dan Rather as a witness to events. I mean his reputation and credibility are road kill on the beltway, but that doesn’t stop him. No, he is now only flummoxed over which adjectives to use about Trump next. I think he’s possessed. Call this one ‘Art of the Smear,’ first edition.