Many prominent people from all sides of the spectrum have articulated poignant statements about what it is that makes DT such a problem for so many people.
Former Gov. Christie Whitman on Trump and hateful language: ‘How have we fallen this far’ https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/07/former-gov-christie-whitman-on-trump-and-hateful-language-how-have-we-fallen-this-far.html
Trump Has ‘No Respect For The Law,’ Former White House Ethics Lawyer Says https://www.newsweek.com/trump-has-no-respect-law-former-white-house-ethics-lawyer-says-872503
Last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg trials says Trump’s family separation policy is ‘crime against humanity’ He asks: ‘What could cause more great suffering than what they did in the name of immigration law?’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-border-crisis-nazis-nuremberg-trial-ben-ferencz-family-separation-migrants-un-a8485606.html?fbclid=IwAR1k0S70ASE2zUakiDjCmydX6WlSeinpCEY8mSogTGnxDCyauxuhrM4fyxI
Trump Voters Regret Vote Trump voter: He lies so much https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/15/trump-voters-regret-vote-camerota-newday.cnn
John Kelly and the Dangerous Moral Calculus of Working for Trump https://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/john-kelly-and-the-dangerous-moral-calculus-of-working-for-trump
Scholar Henry Giroux: “Matters are much worse than when Trump first started” The author of “America at War With Itself” discusses the state of American democracy https://www.salon.com/2017/12/09/scholar-henry-giroux-matters-are-much-worse-than-when-trump-first-started/
Jeff Flake: The president is on trial. So are my Senate Republican colleagues. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jeff-flake-the-president-is-on-trial-so-are-my-senate-republican-colleagues/2019/12/20/5446c930-236b-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html
Philip Roth, crabby literary lion, has wonderfully vicious thoughts on Trump In one admittedly long sentence, Philip Roth gets the essence of the president https://www.salon.com/2018/01/16/philip-roth-trump-new-york-times/
Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump’s “deadly” briefings display “anti-human” psychology “Criminality combines with mental pathology” in Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, says Dr. Bandy X. Lee https://www.salon.com/2020/04/08/yale-psychiatrist-bandy-lee-trumps-deadly-briefings-display-anti-human-psychology/
Trump Threatened Hillary’s Life. Reagan’s Daughter’s Response Is PERFECT To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about “Second Amendment people” was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, “Lock her up!” at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying. – Patti Davis
Psychologist John Gartner: Trump is a “sexual sadist” who is “actively engaging in sabotage” Leading psychotherapist and author on Trump’s worsening sadistic “addiction” to causing harm, pain and death https://www.salon.com/2020/04/25/psychologist-john-gartner-trump-is-a-sexual-sadist-who-is-actively-engaging-in-sabotage/
‘A reckless con man as president’: LA Times burns Trump to the ground in brutal editorial
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has always been a staunch conservative, but he was once one of the few prominent Republicans who’d stand up to Donald Trump. Now he’s gone from calling Trump “unfit for office” to being, as a new Twitter hashtag puts it, a “lapdog” for the president and his family. https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/5/16/twitter-turns-sen-lindsey-graham-traitorous-trump-lapdog?amp
Lindsay “And what Mr. Trump is doing is he’s putting people at risk who are serving our country. Now, he’s never served. Going to a military high school Donald is really not military service. You’ve never worn the uniform.”
Trump Is a Snob Who Secretly Despises His Own Supporters
John Cleese My American friends are asking me about President Trumps’s observation that the British ‘like him’ I regret this is quite unfounded The explanation for this canard is that Trump is pronoid Pronoid is the opposite of paranoid. A paranoid person thinks, without any basis in reality, that everybody is out to get them. A pronoid person is someone who thinks, without any basis in reality, that everybody likes them The fact is that the British loathe Donald Trump This is because he is the polar opposite of a ‘ Gentleman ‘, who has qualities the British admire. A fine example is Gareth Southgate To the British, a ‘ Gentleman ‘ is a man who is modest, well-mannered, self deprecating, quietly intelligent, considerate of other people’s feeling, and well-informed. He is not vulgar, inflated, vain, boastful, noisily ignorant, sleazy and common as muck I hope this clears up any confusion
Maxine Waters Ends the Civility Debate Maxine Waters just ended the civility debate once and for all
‘Sorry this is long’: Watch CNN’s Baldwin stop for water as she tries to read an unending list of Trump failures
Bill Maher: The Presidency’s Unwritten Rules Must Now Be Written Down https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59a118efe4b06d67e337c154
UN audience literally bursts out laughing at Trump’s speech – Vox https://apple.news/AyRYt6Y1pR2KViSCN88Q6Jg
What Will It Take?
So, you voted for Trump.
You cheered his rhetoric of hate and phobias.
You proudly wore your “Fuck Your Feelings” tshirts to his rallies.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the aroma of bigotry infuses the whole operation, and anybody who aligns too closely will end up sharing in the stench,” David Brooks writes in The New York Times Opinion Section.
Many Republican members of Congress have made a Faustian bargain with Donald Trump. They don’t particularly admire him as a man, they don’t trust him as an administrator, they don’t agree with him on major issues, but they respect the grip he has on their voters, they hope he’ll sign their legislation and they certainly don’t want to be seen siding with the inflamed progressives or the hyperventilating media.
Their position was at least comprehensible: How many times in a lifetime does your party control all levers of power? When that happens you’re willing to tolerate a little Trumpian circus behavior in order to get things done.
But if the last 10 days have made anything clear, it’s this: The Republican Fausts are in an untenable position. The deal they’ve struck with the devil comes at too high a price. It really will cost them their soul.
In the first place, the Trump administration is not a Republican administration; it is an ethnic nationalist administration. Trump insulted both parties equally in his Inaugural Address. The Bannonites are utterly crushing the Republican regulars when it comes to actual policy making.
After he had completed almost a full year as president, 155 presidential scholars concluded that overall he had earned an “F” grade on their Presidential Greatness Survey. In addition to assigning him a general grade, the scholars also graded him on his legislative accomplishments, communicating with the public, foreign policy leadership, and embodying institutional norms. For the first two areas they gave him a “D”; for the last two, an “F.” A slightly larger group of scholars listed him as the worst and most polarizing of our 44 presidents.
@johnlegend: But if this was the final straw for you, you have a very high tolerance for straws.
Read the full transcript of Obama’s fiery anti-Trump speech The comic Noel Casler worked on Celebrity Apprentice for six seasons. For the last three, he worked closely with Ivanka Trump. Unlike his colleagues, Casler has bravely thwarted his nondisclosure agreement, taking to the stand-up stage, and to Twitter, to tell us the unvarnished truth.
“It’s all about what benefits him personally. It’s never about the greater good. And that’s all he’s ever been.” Popovich calls Trump a ‘deranged idiot,’ criticizes his lack of leadership — The Washington Post
Jun 4, 2020: Thread Repost #UncleBlazer REVELATION THREAD: How a small group of brave patriots saved democracy- This is the story of the FBI counterintelligence investigation, how it was protected and completed, and how it doomed Donald J. Trump. Chris Morris 🇺🇸⚖⚡ on Twitter
Republican Group Uses Trump’s Own Words Against Him In Searing Swing-State Ad — HuffPost Republican Group Uses Trump’s Own Words Against Him In Searing Swing-State Ad — HuffPost
Czech secret agents spied on Trump: He’s ‘completely tax-exempt for the next 30 years’ Czech secret agents spied on Trump: He’s ‘completely tax-exempt for the next 30 years’
Former CDC directors slam Trump administration for ‘sowing confusion’ amid pandemic https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/trump-cdc-directors-op-ed/index.html
Fact check: Trump makes at least 19 false or misleading claims in wild anti-Biden monologue https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/fact-check-trump-biden-speech-rose-garden/index.html
Republican Group Uses Reagan’s Words To Make A Powerful Case Against Trump One of Reagan’s most famous speeches gets turned against the president. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republican-voters-against-trump-reagan-video_n_5f05679ec5b67a80bc0057eb?ncid=APPLENEWS00001
No one will ever fully explain Donald Trump: the cruelty, the vanity, the insecurity converted to massive overconfidence. However, in “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” his niece Mary L. Trump comes closer than anyone to describing the making of a seemingly heartless person who won his way to the White House. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/08/opinions/mary-trump-book-dangerous-donald-dantonio/index.html