USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump an ‘Inveterate Liar’ and Blasts Republicans for Enabling Him

“[N]o legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty.”

“It’s bad enough that the president of the United States is an inveterate liar,” the Editorial Board of USA Today opens its scathing op-ed. “It’s even worse when members of Congress and his Cabinet feel compelled to lie on his behalf.”

The piece focuses on President Donald Trump’s racist reference to African nations as “sh*thole countries” and how Republicans are choosing to mislead the public on his behalf by calling into question the reports that he made the remarks at all.

“It defies credulity to think that anyone else who was in the room could forget such a remarkable exchange,” the Board writes. “Yet the other participants have chosen to lie, develop amnesia, or go mute.”

The Board also calls out a series of Republican leaders by name for refusing to set the record straight after being in the room when Trump made the vulgar remarks. “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants — have gone radio silent on the subject. Let’s hear from them.”

As for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s claim that she didn’t “hear that word used,” referring to “sh*thole,” the Board responds, “Sure. Whatever.”

The piece concludes that “no legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty.”


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Trump Supporter Jack Kingston Called Africans ‘Extremely Fine People’—Symone Sanders Did This

The former congressman tied himself into a racist pretzel trying to defend the president.

Former Georgia GOP congressman Jack Kingston, a supporter of President Donald Trump, struggled to defend the president’s racist diatribe that found him calling African nations “sh*thole countries.”

“As you probably know, I traveled many times with the Congressional Black Caucus to Africa,” Kingston said. “I was very involved with it, as was Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK).”

His defense went downhill fast.

“They’re extremely fine people,” Kingston continued condescendingly, after informing the television audience that he sponsored “three children since they’ve been in an orphanage.”

Symone Sanders, former press secretary to Sen. Bernie Sanders, stared wide-eyed in disbelief as Kingston spoke.

After collecting herself, Sanders laid out the facts.

“The President of the United States is […] making broad generalizations about an entire group of people based on where they live, because he’s ignorant of their experience,” she said. “We need to have a frank conversation about that.”

Watch the clip below.


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