“We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.”
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
15 August 2017
We all knew Trump would be a bad President.
We expected mistakes on, say, complicated policy issues.
I expected unrivalled incompetence, but even this has proven to be far too optimistic. I never imagined that he would be so unfit for office as to be unable to express without reservation that he despises far-right groups. This is not simply about his limited ability with words.
He spoke out, eventually, via a teleprompter speech that was obviously not his own. But even this belated move could not hide his lack of sincerity. And then there was yesterday’s press conference/war, which left me feeling dirty after I watched it.
This President is poisoning America.
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