Donald Trump “stands without any real rivals as the worst American president in modern history,” writes the editorial board. Today, we are publishing a special section to remind readers why President Trump is unfit to lead the nation.
“From his first days in office, President Trump has waged a relentless and cynical campaign against the institutions most responsible for turning science into sound policy,” @JInterlandi writes
Corruption and self-dealing have “come to define this president, his family and much of his administration,” writes @mcottle. “Mr. Trump will be remembered for assembling a world-class Team of Grifters.”
"A president’s words are among his most powerful, and potentially dangerous, tools," @jessewegman writes. "They can move global financial markets, start wars — and embolden violent individuals."
“‘From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first,’ Mr. Trump warned in his Inaugural Address. Today, what that meant is clear in the decline of American leadership and the hallowed American brand,” writes Serge Schmemann.
Ultimately, “the mess the nation faces is bigger than Donald Trump,” @fstockman writes. “If he is voted out in November, the people who cast ballots for him will remain, pining for the policies he promoted.”

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