President Trump is clinging to his wiretapping claim “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,”. And that claim, a floating in the president’s “seemingly timeless stream of overstatement, evidence-free accusations, unlikely denials and other falsehoods,” is severely damaging his credibility, both at home and overseas.
“If President Trump proclaims that North Korea launched a rocket that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans trust him? Would the rest of the world?
Trump’s evidence-free assertion that former President Barack Obama instructed the wiretapping of Trump Tower before the 2016 presidential election. Trump make leveled his volatile charge on Twitter on March 4, and the White House has declined to back down, even after FBI Director James Comey dismissed the assertion as groundless.
“He has offered no proof for his claim, and a parade of intelligence executive, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.
The president has the prosperity of media critics, and the Journal’s editorial board was not particularly caring of his candidacy. But the editorial is striking, given the paper’s traditionally conservative sound. Its owner, Rupert Murdoch, also owns Fox News, Trump’s favorite cable news network.
The foundation of the United States’ unequaled global leadership rests only in part on our military might, the strength of our economy and the power of our perfections” Rice explained. “It is also grounded in the perception that the United States is steady, fact-based. To lead effectively, the United States must keep respect and trust. So, when a White House deliberately dissembles and serially contorts the facts, its actions pose a serious risk to America’s global leadership, among friends and opponent alike.”
Following Comey’s indication, the New York Times published an op-ed titled “All the President’s Lies.”
“The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency start with the F.B.I. director calling him a deceiver “Comey didn’t use the L-word in his congressional indication Monday. Comey works for at the happiness of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be.”
“I’ve earlier argued that not every untruth merit to be branded with the L-word because it intend intent and somebody can state an untruth unaccompanied by doing so knowingly,” Leonhardt prolonged. “But the president of the United States lies. He lives in ways that no American politician at any time has before. He has lied about — between many other things — Obama’s birthplace, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Muslim immigrants, Mexican immigrants, anti-Semitic assault the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud and his groping of women.