For this year’s July 4th holiday, Trump did what he does best and frivolously spent taxpayer money at his own golf clubs. NJ Governor Chris Christie hogged some of the spotlight by shutting down the government in New Jersey, which led to closed beaches along the popular Jersey shore. He then had the audacity to vacation with his family at the beach he closed down.
Meanwhile, The New York Times was cooking up a Trump story of its own. New York Times columnist Charles Blow published an article on Monday that called Trump out for “hijacking” the presidency.
The article detailed the never-ending layers of suspense coming out of the White House, and how there’s never enough time to dissect one layer before the next one forms.
“There is something insidious and corrosive about trying to evaluate the severity of every offense, trying to give each an individual grade on the scale of absurdity. Trump himself is the offense. Everything that springs from him, every person who supports him, every staffer who shields him, every legislator who defends him, is an offense.”
“Trump has brought disgrace to the office of Presidency on several occasions with his controversial tweets. He is also known for being a bully who is tough to get along with. However, as Blow points out, that is a crucial skill. Blow feels that the President is not interested in “respectful personal cooperation.”
“We must remind ourselves that Trump’s very presence in the White House defiles it and the institution of the presidency. Rather than rising to the honor of the office, Trump has lowered the office with his whiny, fragile, vindictive pettiness. The presidency has been hijacked.”
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