In Monday's edition of The New York Times, an article by ultra-left-wing Charles Blow makes an outrageous yet tired claim about the President of the United States: he's going to destroy the country.
The radical columnist's piece, titled "Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion," gets off to a grand start with this ludicrous statement:
"Donald Trump will destroy this entire country — its institutions and its safeguards, the rule of law and the customs of civility, the concept of truth and the inviolable nature of valor — to protect his own skin."
Blow does present one tiny fragment of truth: he writes that Trump "has always lived in his own reality and played by his own rules." It seems unquestionable that the real estate billionaire has played by his own rules; he took a small loan -- small, relative to the New York commercial real estate business -- and turned it into a global empire. Trump's strong-headedness is the trait which allowed an outsider to rise to the highest position in politics; it's doubtlessly a central reason why voters believed he could cleanse the stagnant corruption of Washington as well as the "America Last" philosophy of the Left, and take the country into a new era of prosperity. In Blow's view, though, Trump's run for the presidency was merely "another show."
Furthering the baseless left-wing narrative of election corruption -- and in the process, dismissing the will of millions of voters -- Blow frames Trump's 2016 ballot-box victory as an act of foreign engineering:
"[The President] won the election, with Russian assistance and against all odds."
Therefore, of course, the vote was stolen from America's rightful leader, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Moreover, Trump's base, according to Blow, is comprised of hateful racists. Oh, and, incidentally, Obama was brilliant:
"He was working-class white America’s rebuff to an erudite black man and a supremely experienced woman. Trump’s defects had been validated. He was loved among those who hate."
Unsurprisingly, Blow completely dismisses the House Intelligence Committee's exposure of very questionable ethics in the FBI's Russian probe, and bizarrely notes the Nunes memo as a support for the case of collusion:
"The dud of a memo by the near-treasonous water boy Devin Nunes was mostly about FISA repeatedly granting the FBI permission to monitor Page’s contacts with Russians. Far from tarnishing the investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign, the memo seemed to bolster the credibility of that investigation."
Blow suggests that the President sees the Russian probe as a game of posture, of which prison may be the end result:
"[It's] the ultimate game of Machismo Monopoly: The properties are at stake and there’s a ‘Go To Jail’ square in Robert Mueller’s corner.”
Finally, the left-winger ridiculously pitches Trump as a cartoonish, egomaniacal, sinister devil barreling through the system and headed for the ultimate destruction of the nation:
"People say that would create a constitutional crisis, but I say we are already trapped in a slow-motion constitutional crisis, or constitutional train wreck. Trump will never put the country above himself. And his Republican assistants in the legislature have so bought into Trumpism that they now know that they will share his fate. Buckle up, folks: This ride will get much rougher before it finally comes to an end."
The New York Times continues to humiliate itself as it sinks ever-lower into political bias and hackery. Giving a voice to irrational leftists such as Charles Blow, the once-respected news organization is really blowing it.