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Washington Post (March 30)

2020/ 04/ 01 by jd in Global News

“Any attempts at mitigation are handicapped at the start by this president’s manifest incompetence.” With few exceptions, Trump’s helpers are “hopeless.” This “is a tragedy” and “the price will be paid in American lives.”

 

Washington Examiner (March 17)

2020/ 03/ 19 by jd in Global News

China is expelling all of the American journalists for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. “The U.S. should take robust action. President Trump should direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to expel the Chinese ambassador…. We must stand up for our most sacred values.”

 

Washington Post (March 10)

2020/ 03/ 11 by jd in Global News

The lack of candor “is now causing confusion and panic as Trump and his political lieutenants paint a picture of the spreading coronavirus that is utterly at odds with what the nation’s public health experts are saying…. As global markets plunged on Monday and the virus continued its inexorable spread, Trump continued comparing the virus to the ‘common Flu,’ during which ‘nothing is shut down.’”

 

Los Angeles Times (February 5)

2020/ 02/ 07 by jd in Global News

“No one should be surprised that President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate. That outcome was a virtual certainty from the start of the impeachment process. But that doesn’t make it any less disheartening and dangerous.” The President’s acquittal “is a stain on American history and a dangerous marker of what’s to come.”

 

Washington Post (January 31)

2020/ 02/ 02 by jd in Global News

“As President Trump’s impeachment trial speeds to a close, perhaps as soon as Friday, likely without any witnesses, the result looks to be a worst-case scenario…. When they acquit, senators won’t just excuse Trump’s behavior. They will endorse the belief that a president can do as he pleases — the law be damned.”

 

Financial Times (January 28)

2020/ 01/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Donald Trump has become the pantomime villain for the climate change story…. However, if you look at the numbers—as opposed to the theatre—it becomes clear that the battle to control climate change now depends much more on what happens in China than in America.”

 

The New Yorker (January 23)

2020/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

For the 53 Republican senators, “membership in Trump’s party” is an “all-embracing and restrictive proposition.” Unlike royal membership, Trump’s team “tars reputations rather than enhances them.” Trump “never admits anything, demands total loyalty, and strikes out at anyone that transgresses these rules. As with the Windsors, you can’t be a half-in Trump Republican.”

 

LA Times (January 23)

2020/ 01/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Republicans have been trying to impeach this president since before he was sworn into office. And now, at last, they could make good on the fantasy…. But the dynamism the party once showed, when it dared to condemn Trump in 2016, is gone.”

 

Reuters (January 21)

2020/ 01/ 23 by jd in Global News

“It’s a high bar but Donald Trump has quickly snagged the title of most insufferable man at Davos.” The audience at the World Economic Forum “barely clapped during Trump’s comments—but he gave himself enough applause to make up for it.”

 

NBC News (January 20)

2020/ 01/ 22 by jd in Global News

“On Tuesday, the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump will begin in the United States Senate. It ought to be a moment of pride in our constitutional order, a testament to the framers’ vision that no one, not even a president, is above the law.” But instead of “patriotic duty,” this trial is being driven by fear. Ultimately, in years to come, “many Republican senators will wish they’d been driven not by fear of a bully, but by the courage of their convictions, and pride in carrying out their solemn duties.”

 

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