Robert Reich - America’s Republican business establishment is finally seeing the light - Trump has to go

 

America’s Republican business establishment is finally seeing the light: Trump has to go.

Robert Reich

 

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Today’s lead editorial in the conservative Wall Street Journal is surprising – not so much for what it says about Trump as for the fact the Wall Street Journal’s stolid editorial board, backed by Rupert Murdoch and America's business establishment, says it.

The editorial says Trump's repeated lack of "respect for the truth" puts him in jeopardy of being viewed as "a fake President,” and continues: "Two months into his presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump's approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn't show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he's a fake President. This week should be dominated by the smooth political sailing for Mr. Trump's Supreme Court nominee and the progress of health-care reform on Capitol Hill. These are historic events, and success will show he can deliver on his promises. But instead, the week has been dominated by the news that he was repudiated by his own FBI director."

The editorial also slams Trump for refusing to back off his administration's unsubstantiated allegations that President Obama wiretapped Trump. "He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence," writes the editorial board. "Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims."

Translated: America’s Republican business establishment is finally seeing the light: Trump has to go.

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Reference: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-presidents-credibility-1490138920

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