After he endorsed a child molester in a Senate race, Donald Trump found a whole new way to reach a new low when he launched a bizarre attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. After Gillibrand called on Trump to resign, Trump responded by accusing her of having offered him sexual favors in exchange for political favor. Suffice it to say, Trump faced severe pushback and condemnation. But as it turns out, USA Today hit him the hardest of anyone.
USA Today is far from a liberal newspaper, and it has taken Republican positions on various matters. But its editorial board is slamming Donald Trump for his attack on Gillibrand. The article starts off like this: “A president who’d all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes.” From there it finds a way to be even more harsh.
As per usual, USA Today is seeking to split the difference between Democrats and Republicans: “This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt.” But that’s the point here. This isn’t a liberal news outlet taking a shot at Trump for partisan reasons. This is a news outlet that tries to be politically neutral on the whole, yet isn’t holding back when it comes to telling Trump to go to hell and stay there.
So now we can add USA Today to the list of news outlets that Donald Trump will begin dishonestly attacking, as he continues to blame the media for his own demise. Trump has always been in the gutter – and now he’s being told that he’s not even fit to clean toilets, in those exact words. You can read the full USA Today takedown here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report