Character Scorecard

by Tom Swift

Just from what is known:

– Braggart about sexual assaults of women.[1]

– Detractor of the military record of men who fought, served, and suffered — in some cases enduring personal torture — while overseas on behalf of our nation.[2]

– Accused violator of myriad state and federal laws, including the Constitution he swore to uphold and defend.[3]

– Repeated adulterer, including with at least one adult film actress.[4]

– Supporter of national rulers known to mutilate and kill citizens, including at least one citizen of his own country.[5][6]

– Sympathizer of white supremacists.[7]

– Serial liar.[8]

Can you think of a person[9] of lesser personal character than the current president of the United States? How many come to mind that are in the conversation? How many of those people are Americans?

 

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[1] “ ‘Of course, He Said It’: Billy Bush Counters Trump’s Pussy Tape Claims,” Ben Jacobs, The Guardian, December 3, 2017.

[2] “Trump’s Military Insults are Piling Up,” Nicole Gaouette, CNN.com, November 19, 2018.

[3] “Testimony from Cohen Could Compound Legal Issues for Trump,” Michael D. Shear, The New York Times, February 27, 2019.

[4] “Judgment Days,” Stephanie McCrummen, The Washington Post, July 21, 2018.

[5] “Responding to Trump, Otto Warmbier’s Parents Blame Kim Jong-un and ‘Evil Regime’ for Son’s Death,” Christine Hauser, February 28, 2019.

[6] “Chris Wallace Asked Why Vladimir Putin’s Critics End Up Dead; Here Are the Details,” Manuela Tobias, PolitiFact.com, July 19, 2018.

[7] “Trump Makes Good on Another Promise to White Supremacists,” Luke Darby, GQ, October 30, 2018.

[8] “President Trump Made 8,158 False or Misleading Claims in His First Two Years,” Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly, The Washington Post, January 21, 2019.

[9] In real life or, if necessary, in all of popular fiction.