Friedman Op-Ed: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

❝ Our democracy is in serious danger.

President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy…

❝ In sum, Trump is either hiding something so threatening to himself, or he’s criminally incompetent to be commander in chief. It is impossible yet to say which explanation for his behavior is true, but it seems highly likely that one of these scenarios explains Trump’s refusal to respond to Russia’s direct attack on our system — a quiescence that is simply unprecedented for any U.S. president in history. Russia is not our friend. It has acted in a hostile manner. And Trump keeps ignoring it all…

❝ Donald, if you are so innocent, why do you go to such extraordinary lengths to try to shut Mueller down? And if you are really the president — not still head of the Trump Organization, who moonlights as president, which is how you so often behave — why don’t you actually lead — lead not only a proper cyberdefense of our elections, but also an offense against Putin.

RTFA, Tom Friedman fills his role as gadfly, once again – in an important way. Once in a while, the sum of the bits and pieces I disagree with in a Friedman piece lead me to set it aside afterwards. Not often. But, he speaks well and often to the point of American democracy – the disappointment of crap politicians abusing such needs.

Trump doesn’t come up to the standard of “crap politician”.

5 thoughts on “Friedman Op-Ed: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

  1. FOX says:

    “Thomas Friedman’s anti-Trump New York Times column is red meat for liberals” http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/20/thomas-friedman-s-anti-trump-new-york-times-column-is-red-meat-for-liberals.html …Radio host Mark Simone called Friedman “completely insane” for writing a “hysterical column claiming Trump not just colluding, but is owned by the Russians.” Conservative Action News published a rebuttal to Friedman’s piece that disputed particular statements from the column and claimed “no intellectually honest person” can say Trump is compromised by Russia. “No, our ‘democracy’ is not in serious danger. But I’m pretty sure Thomas Friedman’s sanity is in serious danger,” the Conservative Action News wrote.

  2. Stable Genius® says:

    President Trump on Wednesday cited an argument made by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as evidence for why he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller should not have been appointed. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/379462-trump-cites-dershowitz-argument-that-special-counsel-never-should
    In a pair of tweets, the president quoted remarks Dershowitz made on Fox News and later expanded upon in an op-ed for The Hill, in which Dershowitz argued that Mueller is performing a “legal colonoscopy” and has overstepped his bounds.
    “‘Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was opposed to the selection of Mueller to be Special Council. I am still opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!’ So stated by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz,” Trump wrote, quoting Dershowitz in two tweets.

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