I have to hand it to President Donald Trump. He forces a stand.
So here it is:
For Americans, indeed for all the world, the presidency is a symbol of respect, leadership, and immense power. It represents America democracy.
But the president is not the presidency. The king is dead, long live the king.
Donald Trump belies all this. He does not display either the wisdom or intelligence (or at least the curiosity) required to occupy the American Presidency.
As for moral rectitude, well… Do we really need to wade into it?
I am no saint. That notion is laughable. Neither are you (except for a few who might be reading, you know who you are -).
I’m sure there isn’t a president who hasn’t, in some way, to some degree, abused the Ideal of the Presidency. All hail separation of powers. Despite its current brokenness, this was the genius of all those land-owning white guys centuries ago.
Donald Trump is in league with Richard Nixon for abuse of office.