Saturday, June 10, 2017

Paul Krugman: If You Think the United States Is a Disaster Now, Just Wait


This week may have been the most damaging to Donald Trump's presidency since the rainy January afternoon he was sworn into office before a meager crowd. During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, James Comey, the former director of the FBI, repeatedly called the president a liar, accusing him of defaming the country's top law enforcement agency and all but declaring he obstructed justice in an ongoing investigation. Even before Comey's explosive testimony, evidence had begun to mount that the Republican Party—both its rank and file and its politicians—may finally be losing faith. Not only has Trump's approval rating sunk to historic lows, with a higher percentage of Americans now supporting his impeachment, but the likes of Bush strategist Karl Rove are openly suggesting he's unfit for office.

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