Tuesday, April 4, 2017

L.A. Times editorials are a must-read

Donald Trump
LET'S TAKE A MOMENT and give a belated high-five to the Los Angeles Times editorials that eviscerate Donald Trump and his presidency.

Editorials are usually staid "harumph-harumph" opinions arrived at after much careful parsing of words to express opinions but the L.A. Times, perhaps hurt because Trump hasn't directed any of his Tweets at the newspaper, made it clear what it thought of the man who calls himself president.

Even though the newspaper did not endorse Trump, "Still,nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck," read the opening lines of the first editorial titled "Our Dishonest President."

"What is most worrisome about Trump is Trump himself. He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation." said the editorial. "His obsession with his own fame, wealth and success, his determination to vanquish enemies real and imagined, his craving for adulation — these traits were, of course, at the very heart of his scorched-earth outsider campaign; indeed, some of them helped get him elected. But in a real presidency in which he wields unimaginable power, they are nothing short of disastrous." 

Whew! Talk about not pulling any punches.

The series of editorials began Sunday and will conclude Wednesday. It is worth your time to read them.