Sunday, July 24, 2022

Former pro-Trump media calls Trump "unfit." "Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again."

 Trump’s silence on Jan. 6 is damning

By New York Post Editorial Board, July 22, 2022 - There has been much debate over whether Trump’s rally speech on Jan. 6, 2021, constituted “incitement.” ....  What matters more — and has become crystal clear in recent days — is that Trump didn’t lift a finger to stop the violence that followed. ... He was the only one the crowd was listening to. It was incitement by silence.

Trump only wanted one thing during that infamous afternoon: to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to decertify the election of Joe Biden.  ... He thought the violence of his loyal followers would make Pence crack, or delay the vote altogether. ... he instead further fanned the flames by tweeting: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”

His only focus was to find any means — damn the consequences — to block the peaceful transfer of power. It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again.


The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6

Even as the riot raged at the Capitol, Trump wouldn’t tell his supporters to stop.

By The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2022 - Shortly after Mr. Trump urged protesters to march on the Capitol, he was told violence was breaking out. At about 1:30 p.m. he went to the dining room, where he stayed until 4 p.m. There is no official record of what he did, and the photographer was told no pictures. 

All of MAGA world was texting Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that Mr. Trump needed to call off his supporters. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone testified that he argued internally “there needs to be a public announcement, fast, that they need to leave the Capitol.” He added that Mr. Meadows joined those calls throughout the day, as did Ivanka Trump. ... At 2:24 Mr. Trump issued his tweet saying Mr. Pence “didn’t have the courage” to stop the electoral count. ... 

Still, the brute facts remain: Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the Constitution, and he had a duty as Commander in Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it in his name. He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call Mr. Pence to check on the safety of his loyal VP. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out. ...

Character is revealed in a crisis, and Mr. Pence passed his Jan. 6 trial. Mr. Trump utterly failed his.

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