Is it possible to debase the office of the presidency any lower? It is hard to imagine, but every time I think it can't get any worse, it does.
– Susan Stabile
August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017
Related Off-site Links:
Off the Rails: Trump Holds Unhinged Press Conference, Defends White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville – Kerry Eleveld (The Daily Kos (August 15, 2017).
Defiant Trump Insists Anew: Blame Both Sides for Violence – German Lopez (Star Tribune, August 16, 2017).
Trump Bashes "Alt-left," Again Saying Two Sides to Blame in Charlottesville – Ashley Parker and David Nakamura (The Washington Post, August 16, 2017).
Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life – And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville – Mehdi Hasan (The Washington Post, August 16, 2017).
The Viral Vice Documentary Was the Perfect Rebuke to Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks – Leon Neyfakh (Slate, August 17, 2017).
Trump Unfit to Be President? There’s a Fast Way to Get Rid of Him – S.V. Date (The Huffington Post, August 17, 2017).
UPDATES: The Failing Trump Presidency – The Editors (The New York Times, August 19, 2017).
In Phoenix, Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown – Maya Kosoff (Vanity Fair, August 22, 2017).
Trump Defends Charlottesville Responses, Omits Reference to "Many Sides" – Eric Bradner (CNN News, August 23, 2017).
Our Bigot In Chief Has Shown His True Colors – Sasha Abramsky (The Nation, August 23, 2017).
Trump's Phoenix Fiction: The President Revises History, Exaggerates Accomplishments and Makes False Claims – Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson, Brooks Jackson, D'Angelo Gore and Vanessa Schipani (FactCheck.org, August 23, 2017).
"Shades of 1933 Germany": Trump's Hostile Phoenix Rally Prompts Third Reich Comparisons – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, August 23, 2017).
It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously – Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker (Common Dreams, August 23, 2017).
The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue – James Fallows (The Atlantic, August 23, 2017).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• In Charlottesville, the Face of Terrorism In the U.S.
• Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
• On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
• Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States
• Election Eve Thoughts
• Carrying It On
• Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
• Trump's Playbook
• "Can the Klan!"