Trump is still an 'incompetent' and 'lousy' president even without Russia drama: Conservative columnist
US court filings suggest aides of President Donald Trump sought support from the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin for an ambitious Moscow skyscraper project even while Trump was running for the White House in 2016 (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

On Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot ripped President Donald Trump as "lousy" in a column for The Washington Post.


Attorney General Bill Barr released his findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and concluded that Trump and his campaign did not conspire with Russia.

However, that did not change Boot's mind about Trump.

"He is guilty of being a lousy president," Boot said.

He then scrutinized the way Trump reacted to the report.

"Trump was venomous and vengeful. He repeated his Stalinist assertion that the media are the 'Enemy of the People' and vowed to exact revenge against the assorted traitors and evil-doers who had probed his connections with Russia," he said. "Trump is reminding us that he lacks even an iota of the dignity or decorum that we used to take for granted in the Oval Office."

He then called out Trump for being "petty," and said that even despite his relationship with Russia Trump is still an "incompetent" president.

"Trump stands out among our presidents not just for being so petty, bitter and mean-spirited but also for being so incompetent," he wrote. "He came to office promising to eliminate the budget deficit and the trade deficit. Both are now bigger than ever."

Adding, "Whatever Mueller found (and we still know very little) will not change the fact that Trump simply lacks the intellect and integrity — the gravitas — for the most important job in the world."

Read the full column here.