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Donald Trump is the ‘worst American President in middlemen history’: NYT Editorial board

The editorial begins by saying Donald Trump "poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II."
Published October 18, 2020

The New York Times editorial board has dropped a massive opinion piece describing Donald Trump’s Presidency as ‘the worst in middlemen history’.

The editorial begins by saying Donald Trump "poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II."

Editors then cycle through a list of grievances against the president, accusing him for "gravely damaged the United States at home and around the world," as well as having "abused the power of his office and denied the legitimacy of his political opponents, shattering the norms that have bound the nation together for generations."

They also eviscerate the president for drawing no lines between the public office he holds and his private business interests, as well as his "breathtaking disregard for the lives and liberties of Americans."

The essay then rates Trump as worst American president in modern history without any real rivals.

"Mr. Trump stands without any real rivals as the worst American president in modern history," the editors write. "In 2016, his bitter account of the nation's ailments struck a chord with many voters. But the lesson of the last four years is that he cannot solve the nation's pressing problems, because he is the nation's most pressing problem."

The editors also described how Trump strained longstanding alliances while embracing dictators like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

“He walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a strategic agreement among China’s neighbors intended to pressure China to conform to international standards. In its place, Mr. Trump has conducted a tit-for-tat trade war, imposing billions of dollars in tariffs — taxes that are actually paid by Americans — without extracting significant concessions from China.”

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