Dear Commons Community,
The Wall Street Journal released a blistering editorial today aimed at President Trump saying he has a credibility problem and may soon be known as a “fake president.”
The editorial titled “A President’s Credibility” hammers Trump for doubling down on his wiretapping claims despite being recently refuted by the director of the FBI himself.
“Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims,” reads the editorial.
The piece argues the president has become his own “political enemy” by creating a credibility problem for himself, alienating allies such as Britain by falsely claiming GCHQ helped tap his phones. It states that “Trump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad.”
The editorial concludes, “if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.”
This editorial is remarkable given that the Wall Street Journal is generally right of center, Republican-friendly, and owned by Trump associate, Rupert Murdoch.
The scathing review comes as the President took to the hill to push his replacement for Obamacare. The bill’s passing is uncertain.