Max Boot, The Washington Post Published 11:55 am PDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 It is too early to conclude that Donald Trump is the worst president ever. But it's not too early to conclude that he is the worst person ever to be president. Two stories that broke within hours of each other on Tuesday make that clear. One is about how far he will go to achieve business success, the other about how far he will go to achieve political success. In neither case will he let morality, ethics or even the law itself stand in his way. First, the New York Times published a 14,000-word expose that accused Trump of massive fraud against both the IRS and the American people. Trump's business and political career has been built on his reputation as a self-made billionaire. It is the reason so many other developers paid him for the use of his name, why so many viewers tuned into his show "The Apprentice," and why so many voters entrusted him with the presidency. It has long been known … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is the worst person ever to be president
Trump mocks disabled reporter
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 3, 2018 at 11:04 am | UPDATED: October 3, 2018 at 11:04 am The outrage poured in from all sides: Republican senators, Democratic lawmakers, news-show hosts, even celebrities like George Takei, the guy who played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. Just days after calling Christine Blasey Ford a “very credible witness” and “very fine woman” who had delivered “compelling” testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump used a Mississippi campaign rally to launch a mocking attack on the Palo Alto University professor. “How did you get home? I don’t remember,” Trump told the audience, making fun of Ford’s testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “How did you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know. I don’t know. … [Read more...] about Trump mocks Blasey Ford — politicians, celebrities respond with outrage from all sides
Paul Waldman, The Washington Post Published 10:53 am PDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Today, President Donald Trump traveled to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 was brought down on September 11, 2001, by a group of passengers who gave their lives to save others. Given how he has acted at otherevents that were supposed to be removed from politics, it was a surprise that Trump didn't take the occasion to offer extended remarks on the magnificence of his 2016 victory or the unfairness of the Russia investigation. Still, it's worth looking back at Donald Trump's history when it comes to September 11th. And what we find is that for Donald Trump, it was always about Donald Trump. Even on September 11. Even as the smoke was literally still rising from the World Trade Center, he saw a terrorist attack against America as an opportunity for self-aggrandizement and self-promotion. He eventually turned it into a weapon of political hate, but in the immediate aftermath, … [Read more...] about Trump’s long history of lying about 9/11 and exploiting it for personal gain
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Bob Woodward isn't a "left-wing hack." He didn't deceive or betray anyone to get access to the White House. And while his methods have drawn scrutiny and criticism in the past, his reporting on power has been the gold standard ever since he and Carl Bernstein broke Watergate. That's why his new book "Fear" appears, ironically, to have struck such fear in the heart of its subject, President Donald Trump. Of all the government and media institutions and players Trump has attacked since he first launched his campaign for the presidency in 2015, Woodward could be the toughest to discredit. There's even a Trump tweet for that. "There's a war on truth by him," Woodward said on the "Today" show Monday morning, adding that the president's former lawyer, John Dowd, concluded Trump shouldn't testify in special counsel Robert Mueller's … [Read more...] about Who will be believed: Trump or Woodward?
POLITICS 09/06/2018 06:53 am ET The president has again been caught in a barefaced lie. By Lee Moran President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that he’s never called a person “mentally retarded.” But resurfaced video proves that’s a barefaced lie. Trump made the claim on Twitter, as he attempted to defend himself from an allegation in veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, that he’d used the insult on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018 Back in 2004, however, Trump used the same derogatory term to describe an unnamed golf player … [Read more...] about Trump Says He’d Never Call Someone ‘Mentally Retarded.’ This Video Shows Otherwise.