USA Today Editorial: Trump Not Fit to Clean Toilets

USA Today has an amazing editorial blasting Donald Trump today.

“[A] president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.”

USA Today does not endorse political candidates and due to its national reach, usually tries to stay neutral. In 2016, it made an exception, and as to Donald Trump, told its readers:

“Resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.”

After noting that Obama and Bush had their own flaws, but at least they were decent men, it opines:

Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.”

It then addresses "Trump’s utter lack of morality, ethics and simple humanity" and lists supporting examples.

I like this one:

Trump apparently is going for some sort of record for lying while in office. As of mid-November, he had made 1,628 misleading or false statements in 298 days in office. That’s 5.5 false claims per day, according to a count kept by The Washington Post’s fact-checkers.

The editorial continues, saying "It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign."

There's a poll at the end of the editorial asking readers whether they agree. Right now, 80% of those who answered agree with the editorial.

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    Thank you'' USA Today. What say, (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by oculus on Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 06:44:51 PM EST
    you, Mr. Trump?

    No doubt... (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 10:54:25 PM EST
    he'll claim "fake news".

    ".......not fit (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by KeysDan on Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 11:21:50 AM EST
    to clean the toilets........"   I disagree.

    I feel bad for (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 05:43:04 PM EST
    The people who actually clean the toilets.

    I mean (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 05:46:04 PM EST
    What did they do to deserve a Trumpish comparison.  Toilets gotta be cleaned.  No need to get personal

    That was (none / 0) (#2)
    by MKS on Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 07:28:54 PM EST
    so good to read that.  Makes you believe in the goodness of mankind.

    There is much greater disgust of Trump than has been expressed.  So many, many are fed up with his childishness, ignorance and bigotry.

    It was great (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 08:18:48 PM EST
    to see all people in Alabama yesterday at the Jones rally of all races and creeds hugging each other. It did give me a lot of hope for the country if Alabama can do something like that. The sad part is that almost 1/2 the state had no problem with Roy Moore.

    Whhattt? (none / 0) (#8)
    by Nankumota on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at 01:19:37 AM EST
    How can they say like this to our president?  I am not getting the sense in which this is written. !!!!! :o

    Looks (none / 0) (#9)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at 09:16:24 AM EST
    like we have a Russian bot in our midst.

    How can you say like that? (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at 09:28:49 AM EST
    The funny thing is (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at 10:22:53 AM EST
    I would not bet the house the average American Trump booster could construct a more coherent sentence

    Da. (none / 0) (#12)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at 05:03:50 PM EST
    He's not fit (none / 0) (#13)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 at 08:50:59 AM EST
    to breathe.