“…but that’s because it was happening somewhere else.”
“In the scenario outlined above, in which Trump faces, at the very worst, impeachment without removal, he won’t have completely undone the norms, but he will have eroded them. His tenure will have moved the line of the conceivable.”
“Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up.”
At a certain point, reality becomes so absurd that it eludes attempts to lampoon it. We’ve reached that point.
Trump, having learned absolutely nothing, is back at it this morning on Twitter.
“Threatening a country with annihilation won’t hearten its neighbors. And undermining the founding principles of an institution your nation did more than any other to establish won’t help it to fulfill its promise.”
“…he severely undercut the prospects for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, making war that much more likely.”
In case it wasn’t clear to you that the walls are closing in on this administration, The New York Times is out reporting that Robert Mueller has now asked the White House to produce documents related to the actions Trump has taken as President.
“…throughout Europe an expanding and persistent link exists between extreme right-wing hate groups and Russia.”
“Just as Trump has never done anything in his life that did not benefit him personally, so he cannot imagine any nation acting for the general good.”
“Beyond pragmatism, the speech will likely be remembered as one in which the president of the United States sounded more like a mob boss than a statesman—think Robert DeNiro as Al Capone in “The Untouchables” minus the baseball bat.”
“He probably doubted that he would have to remind the lawyers for the president to refrain from discussing the most sensitive legal affairs of Mr. Trump over a sidewalk lunch at a local restaurant, and within earshot and snapshot of an audience that included New York Times reporters.”
We all knew this was going to be bad, but it was orders of magnitude worse than expected no matter what kind of spin anyone tries to put on it.
Well, someone’s “wires” were indeed “tapped” (as Trump famously alleged in an ill-fated tweet earlier this year) and that someone was Paul Manafort.