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Trump has debased America — and no Mueller report finding is going to change that: Robert Reich

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President Donald Trump holds a rally in Johnson City, TN. Image via Creative Commons/The Epoch Times.

Writing at the Guardian, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich claimed that, regardless of what special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Donald Trump administration shows, his tenure so far has been one demeaned the office he holds with a display of corruption that will linger long after he is out of office.

According to Reich, Trump — working in concert with Fox News — has “undermined the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s inquiry – repeatedly conjuring a ‘witch hunt’ and maintaining a drumbeat of ‘no collusion’ – that Mueller’s report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion.”

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“An American president is not just the chief executive of the United States, and the office he (eventually she) holds is not just a bully pulpit to advance policy ideas. He is also a moral leader, and the office is a moral pulpit invested with meaning about the common good,” Reich wrote. “A president’s most fundamental responsibility is to uphold and protect our system of government. Trump has weakened that system.”

Reich detailed multiple instances of Trump admitting to buying off politicians, making blatantly racist statements, condoning white supremacists and giving pardons to boosters who were sentenced by the courts to jail time.

“In all these ways, Trump undermined core values of our democracy,” Reich wrote. “This is the essence of Trump’s failure – not that he has chosen one set of policies over another, or has divided rather than united Americans, or even that he has behaved in childish and vindictive ways unbecoming a president.”

“It is that he has sacrificed the processes and institutions of American democracy to achieve his goals. By saying and doing whatever it takes to win, he has abused the trust we place in a president to preserve and protect the nation’s capacity for self-government,” he added, before concluding, “The Mueller report must not obscure this basic reality.”

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Trump is losing to Biden again and again in a desperate attempt to avoid being forever labeled a loser: columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, columnist Eugene Robinson says that President Trump is suffering loss after loss to President-elect Joe Biden in his attempt to overturn the election's results. "Trump was declared the loser slightly after Election Day; he loses repeatedly and decisively in court; he loses in recounts and then demands re-recounts, which he will also lose," Robinson writes. "So much losing!"

According to Robinson, Trump's motivation may be the fact that Republicans in general did well in 2020, whereas he did not, getting "creamed" by 6 million votes.

In Trump's egocentric worldview in which absolutely everything is about oneself, the danger lies in the fact that he "sees himself as the boss and sees all those for whom he has done favors as his vassals," Robinson writes.

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GOP lawmakers buried for meltdown over Biden appointee’s ‘mean tweets’ after years of Trump Twitter insults

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On Tuesday morning, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" expressed both amusement and disgust with Republican lawmakers who are claiming one of President-elect Joe Biden's nominees may have a tough time being approved because she has a history of writing "mean tweets" about their actions and policies.

As host Joe Scarborough observed, those same lawmakers just spent four years either defending -- or pretending they were unaware -- of Donald Trump's habit of slurring and attacking his opponents or detractors on Twitter.

At issue are tweets that were written by Neera Tanden who is currently president of the Center for American Progress and has been nominated by the incoming president to head up the Office of Management and Budget.

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Trump demands GOP Georgia governor ‘call off’ election in new Twitter outburst

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted a new demand for Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) to "do something" and overturn the results of the election. Specifically, Trump wants him to "check signatures and count signed envelopes" and then "call off [the] election" because "It won't be needed" — presumably meaning call off the Georgia Senate runoffs because the "real" vote count would show Republicans won outright.

Do something @BrianKempGA. You allowed your state to be scammed. We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN! https://t.co/UiJrlyBGiK

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