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The Atlantic Magazine Gets This So Right

Posted on the 19 January 2021 by Morage @kebmebms

 Yes, it's heartening to see the truth spelled out so big and so bold.

The Atlantic Magazine Gets This So Right

Trump Is the Worst President in History - The Atlantic


I like it so much I'm going to post it twice.

Worst President Ever - The Atlantic


Just a bit from the article:
Three particular failures secure Trump’s status as the worst chief executive ever to hold the office.
President Donald Trump has long exulted in superlatives. The first. The best. The most. The greatest. “No president has ever done what I’ve done,” he boasts. “No president has ever even come close,” he says. But as his four years in office draw to an end, there’s only one title to which he can lay claim: Donald Trump is the worst president America has ever had.
In December 2019, he became the third president to be impeached. Last week, Trump entered a category all his own, becoming the first president to be impeached twice. But impeachment, which depends in part on the makeup of Congress, is not the most objective standard. What does being the worst president actually mean? And is there even any value, at the bitter end of a bad presidency, in spending energy on judging a pageant of failed presidencies?
It is helpful to think of the responsibilities of a president in terms of the two elements of the oath of office set forth in the Constitution. In the first part, presidents swear to “faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States.” This is a pledge to properly perform the three jobs the presidency combines into one: head of state, head of government, and commander in chief. In the second part, they promise to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States....”
As Trump prepares to leave Washington, the capital is more agitated than during any previous presidential transition since 1861, with thousands of National Guard troops deployed around the city. There have been serious threats to previous inaugurations. But for the first time in the modern era, those threats are internal. An incumbent president is being asked to discourage terrorism by supporters acting in his name.
...There are many verdicts on Donald Trump still to come, from the Senate, from juries of private citizens, from scholars and historians. But as a result of his subversion of national security, his reckless endangerment of every American in the pandemic, and his failed insurrection on January 6, one thing seems abundantly clear: Trump is the worst president in the 232-year history of the United States.

It's an excellent, not surprisingly well-documented article. Here's hoping lots and lots of Americans read it so they both know more of our nation's history but also so they can and do put this soon to be former President Trump in the correct light and category.
Not done there, however, Trump and his administration did this on their way out.

Trump's 1776 Commission Report Roundly Condemned


Trump Administration’s '1776 Report' Justifies Slavery


Because I guess there's just not enough lies or stupidity to go around for this guy and his people.
Fortunately, there is, rightly, yet more good news, too.
Support for convicting Trump grows among Republicans
Yet more goodness.

Trump Approval Plunges Again To Record Low In Final Poll


GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze


Opinion: Trump is destroying his own party on the way out 


Have heart, America.  In 24 hours, we'll have intelligent, adult, informed, rational leadership again.

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