I'm going to say something which may prompt some of you to bring up Godwin's Law. To hell with Godwin's Law. What I am about to say is absolutely accurate.
Adolf Hitler never made a public pronouncement as childish or as vicious as the words Donald Trump tweeted about Mika Brzezinski
. Hitler was a monster without parallel, but at least he knew how to behave
in a civilized fashion when interacting in the public sphere. Donald Trump does not have that ability.
People ask: Why impeach Trump? Won't Pence be as bad or even worse?
I have no illusions about Pence: He would be a horrible president. But he is not an oaf; he is not an infant; he is not insane. He will not bring continual shame to this nation.
The current president of the United States is neither civilized nor sane. He is the quintessence of the repellent. Picture a giant, ambulatory tumor, filled with cancer and pus, embedded with a hundred thousand heroin needles and spewing toxic vomit from a gaping orifice at the top. That is Trump.
(And I say this as someone who has never cared for that show starring Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.)
Trump referred to Brzezinski as "low IQ crazy." This, from a man who has repeatedly demonstrated his inability to construct a comprehensible and grammatically-correct sentence. Would the individual who wrote Trump's papers at the Wharton School please
Some of you may say that my likening of Trump to a tumor is as bad as anything he has ever tweeted about anyone. In response, I can only quote Marv in Sin City
: "I love hit men. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."
A reader has suggested that Twitter should delete Trump's account. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had the same idea
. From the standpoint of partisan politics, the deletion of Trump's account will probably aid the GOP in the long run, since The Donald's maniacal tweet-storms have only done harm to the Republican cause. Nevertheless, I agree that deletion is justified.
Here is one petition to Twitter
Here is another
President Trump regularly uses Twitter to bypass diplomatic channels and broadcast to the world his dangerous and impulsive conduct. If allowed to continue, it could start a war.
The President can say what he wants and in whatever channel he chooses to speak, but no private media corporation is required to give him an outlet.
Twitter recently suspended the account of white supremacist David Duke, so there is no reason why they can't do the same to Donald Trump.
Our Message to Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey:
What the President of the United States tweets has a real impact on world affairs. Donald Trump has abused his Twitter account to spread false information, harass and berate. Now that he is President, it threatens our standing in the world. Please remove his Twitter account.