In a scathing WSJ Editorial tonight serious criticisms have been leveled against oPresident Trump for what it calls “seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, implausible denials, evidence-free accusations, and other falsehoods.”
Wiretapping claim at the crux of WSJ Editorial
The wiretapping claim made by the president lies at the crux of the editorial though several intelligence officials and those who head the intelligence committees of the House and Senate have refused this. Yet, the journal says that Trump is clinging to his assertions “drunk to an empty gin bottle.” But, it does not end there and goes on to call Trump “his own worst political enemy” and states that his credibility issues and falsehoods will continue hurting him.
If President Trump were to announce that a missile launched by North Korea landed in the immediate neighborhood of Hawaii, can most Americans be expected to believe him? How about the rest of the Universe, The Journal is unsure and that it says, speaks of the damage that is being done by Mr. Trump.
Continuing patterns from the 2016 – says the WSJ editorial
The editorial states further that anyone who has seen Mr. Trump during the 2016 Presidential campaign should not be surprised. It goes on to say that what is happening now is a continuation of the pattern from the 2016 campaign showing Mr. Trump as his own worst political enemy. He survived several of his false claims as a candidate since his core supporters simply treated it as just hyperbole and his opponent was Hillary Clinton who was untrustworthy. But, things have changed and now he is the President and he now needs support beyond the cheering sections that is ready to excuse anything. As the health-care bill has already shown, Mr. Trump must get support from within his own party for the passage of his agenda. Further, he will also need friends in other countries willing to extend support when he seeks it, and not the least, when faced with a crisis.
Approval rating dips
Two months after Mr. Trump assumed office as President, approval rating by Gallup stands at 39%. Undoubtedly, Mr. Trump would call it fake new, but if he fails to show better respect for truth, according to the Journal, most Americans may reach the conclusion that “he is a fake President”
In all likelihood, Trump will respond on his Twitter handle considering how he has, in the past, slammed the Journal as well as its editorial board.