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Editorial: Nasty+ignorant+deceitful+wrong doesn't = presidential

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 -- There is way too little concern over President Donald Trump's school-yard bullying, mean-spirited insults and unrelenting abuse of the truth. What policies are so important that his intolerable behavior would be overlooked? There are none.

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CBC Editorial: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019; Editorial #8474
The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company.
Hurtful, insulting exaggeration.
Ignorant, inaccurate boast.
Just plain wrong.
Erroneous and misleading.
Flat out lie.

Are exaggeration, false boasts and just textbook lying grounds for impeachment?

We’ll leave that to our members of Congress. It’s their job.

But they are not the kind of actions, words or behavior that Americans -- regardless of political party or ideological leaning -- should tolerate of government bureaucrats, elected officials or from the leader of the free world.

Yet, there is way too little concern over President Donald Trump’s school-yard bullying, mean-spirited insults and unrelenting abuse of the truth.

When the president averages 14 misleading or wrong statements daily, it cannot help but have a corrosive effect on our nation’s democracy – built on a foundation of trust, honesty and truth.

We become desensitized and lower our standards. It diminishes everyone and weakens the nation.

Anyone who trusts Donald Trump to tell you the sun is shining, without taking an umbrella, deserves the inevitable soaking.

Trump’s abuse of facts and denial of truth isn’t some fantasy born out of political bias. He just lies. His most ardent backers in Congress – and even some prominent Christian faith leaders -- know it and put up with it.

What does Donald Trump have on Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., that he would defend Trump’s exaggerating and lying? “This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American. I’ve never seen a situation in my lifetime as a lawyer where somebody’s accused of a major misconduct who cannot confront the accusers.”

Say what? Graham has sunken to mimicking Trump. He knows better.

What policies or judicial appointments are so important that such intolerable behavior would be overlooked?

There are none.

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