Does Trump have even one redeeming quality?
By Michael A. Cohen Globe Columnist,July 31, 2019, 11:14 a.m
With Donald Trump there is no bottom.
Mere weeks after attacking four Democratic congresswomen of color and saying they should “go back” to where they came from, he took to Twitter to launch yet another racist diatribe against Baltimore congressman Elijah Cummings and the residents of his congressional district.
It reminds me of the one indisputable and remarkable fact about the president: He doesn’t have a single redeeming quality.
I realize this might sound like hyperbole. Everyone has at least one good thing you can say about them, right?
But try as I might, when it comes to Trump the cupboard is empty.
Four more years of an authentically racist Trump?
But since the benchmark here is “redeeming quality,” he gets no points for that.
To be sure, there are other disreputable public figures in American political life. I was no fan of the 43rd president, George W. Bush. But at least one could say that he appeared to be a good father and his wife seemed to like him (also his AIDS initiative saved millions of lives).
Not the case with Trump.
This is far from a complete list. Trump’s list of iniquities could go on for thousands of more words. But as far as coming up with a positive attribute: That page is and will remain blank. Somehow, in a country of 320 million people, the American electorate found a way to elect one of our singularly worst citizens as president.