In the wake of certain impeachment over his shocking abuse of power, President Trump says he is the most “mistreated” president to ever take the oath of office.
He’s not even close.
Because unless you have ever been shot in the head while watching a play, like Abraham Lincoln, or shot in the head while cruising in your convertible, like John F. Kennedy, or gunned down at a train station, like James Garfield, or shot in the gut while shaking hands with constituents, like William McKinley, you probably should just buck up and stop your bellyaching.
There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have. The Democrats are frozen with hatred and fear. They get nothing done. This should never be allowed to happen to another President. Witch Hunt!
“There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have” Trump tweeted a day after after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed her intention to finally put Trump on trial.
“The Democrats are frozen with hatred and fear. They get nothing done. This should never be allowed to happen to another President. Witch Hunt!”
The Twitter universe quickly replied with the names of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy, assassinated presidents who could easily make the case that they were treated worse than Trump.
The reality is that the only person Donald Trump has to blame for the “witch hunt” he decries is Donald Trump.
The same way President Nixon was done in by “smoking gun” tapes that showed he obstructed justice in the Watergate investigation, it is Trump on the phone asking a foreign leader to investigate a rival American Democrat.
Trump, in a now infamous summer phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, asked Zelensky to “do us a favor” and investigate former Joe Biden over allegations that the former vice president improperly stopped a prosecution involving the company that employed his son, Hunter.
“I would like you to do us a favor,” Trump said in the phone call according to a transcript “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it...”
“It sounds horrible to me,’” Trump said in the call.
What’s horrible is that Trump can rechannel Nixon at his insecure worst and act like he’s the victim
“The notes of the call reflect a conversation far more damning than I or many others had imagined,” said U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “It is shocking at another level that the White House would release these notes and felt that somehow this would help the President's case or cause.”
What we need to do as a nation is to stop asking how low this president can go. The answer, sad as it is, is always lurking around the corner.