Ex-Reagan official pummels GOP for 'surreal' display of black woman at Cohen hearing to prove Trump isn't a racist
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On Thursday, conservative Washington Post writer, Ed Rogers, slammed President Donald Trump's week as an embarrassment and a hinder to his 2020 reelection campaign.


In one week, scandals erupted around the president as his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified before Congress, and after a failed summit in Hanoi, Vietnam with North Korea leader King Jong Un.

"There is no shortage of nefarious activity surrounding Trump. Democrats and their allies in the media have grasped the idea that crimes were committed without offering any definitive specifics," Rogers wrote.

He went on to explain that an outburst between Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over defending whether or not Trump is racist was also a bad look for the president.

"Perhaps the most surreal moment of the day was when Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) invited an obscure African American Trump political appointee from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to appear at the hearing and stand on the dais as proof that Trump was not racist," he said.

Adding, "I would have loved to have been in the GOP planning session and heard arguments as to why that would be an appropriate and convincing display to refute the charge that Trump is racist. I can only imagine the subsequent call someone made to the poor woman telling her what was required of her in defense of the president.

"All of this is bad for Trump, right?" he said. "I ask the question only because ever since Trump entered the presidential race, one stunning outrage has followed the next and nothing has sunk the Trump presidency."

Adding, "That said, there is no case to make that any of the events this week were good for the president’s reelection, for Republicans in the office or for the Republican Party generally."

He noted that Trump's behavior and corruption could turn off traditional Republican voters.

"For the first time since Trump was elected, we may be experiencing the trifecta of less prosperity, the renewed prospect of war and questions of character that continue to alienate many suburban moderates and traditional Republican voters," he concluded.

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