Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"A man so untethered to reality . . . "

From the Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times:

"It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. . . .  Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. . . .

"He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulent, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation.  His obsession with his own fame, wealth and success, his determination to vanquish enemies real and imagined, his craving for adulation -- these traits were, of course, at the very heart of his scorched-earth outsider campaign;  indeed, some of them helped get him elected.  But in a real presidency in which he wields unimaginable power, they are nothing short of disastrous."

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Over the next few days, the board will release additional editorials focusing on:  (1)  Trump's lack of respect for the rule of law;  (2)  his lack of regard for truth and facts;  and (3) his willingness to recklessly perpetrate conspiracy theories and racist memes.

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