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What Trump Voters Gave To America In November 2016

June 9, 2017

There was a sense of political electricity in the air yesterday that made everyone with a pulse aware that something most remarkable was underway when the former FBI Director testified before congress and called the president a liar.   Politicos, like myself, were near breathless at times with the building intrigue.   But I also must be very honest and report that I was also very angry that this nation ever fell so low that someone like Donald Trump could ever be elected, or that news like yesterday ever had to play out.

There is no way for most Americans to gloss over or tamp down their feelings of anger at what Trump voters did to this nation.  The grave disservice last year when they cast their ballot for someone who was below contempt can not, and must not be forgotten.  There is no way that the news today can allow any of them to feel good about what they allowed to happen to this country.

Here is a sampling of today’s reporting.

Bloomberg: “By neither exonerating nor convicting the president, Comey laid down during his Thursday appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee a road map of questions for special counsel Robert Mueller to follow about Trump’s conduct, a path it could take Mueller months, even years, to follow. At the same time, the head of the panel said its investigation is just getting started, and a second committee may summon Comey to testify.”

“While Republicans hope to move past Comey’s revelations and get back to their agenda, having a president under a ‘cloud’ — Trump’s word — with tarnished credibility, diminished political standing and distractions galore won’t do anything to bring his health care, tax or infrastructure proposals to the finish line.”

New York Times: “Thanks to Mr. Trump’s own actions, the cloud darkened considerably on Thursday and now seems likely to hover over his presidency for months, if not years, to come.”

David Frum: “Friends of the president will reply that the Comey hearing did not produce a smoking gun. That’s true. But the floor is littered with cartridge casings, there’s a smell of gunpowder in the air, bullet holes in the wall, and a warm weapon on the table. Comey showed himself credible, convincing, and consistent. Against him are arrayed the confused excuses of the least credible president in modern American history.”

Mike Allen: “There is no way to spin away this was a very dark and damning day for Trump. The head of the FBI testified he so distrusted his own president and White House that he took detailed notes of his conversations to prove he felt pressure to drop an investigation of collusion with the Russians. He then felt so strongly he leaked those notes to the press to force a special prosecutor.”

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