When President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign donations, USA Today’s editorial board took that to mean he was talking about sex.
The mainstream news outlet immediately jumped at the opportunity to slam the president and accuse him of essentially calling the Democratic lawmaker a “whore.”
“A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush,” wrote the paper’s editorial board late Tuesday.
According to USA Today, Trump hit a “new low” when he tweeted that Gillibrand “would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).”
Such an attack makes Trump unfit for office, the editorial board concluded.
“With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low,” the paper’s editors opined.
Obama and Bush both “broke promises and told untruths,” they added, “but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt.”
The obviously biased newspaper’s editorial board went on to judge the president harshly, making it obvious that a rabid hatred for Trump was clouding their journalistic integrity.
“Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed,” the editors wrote, claiming that his administration will only get worse.
At the press briefing Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shot down the allegations that Trump’s “would do anything” comment had anything to do with sexual references, and told reporters their mind was in the gutter if that’s what they thought it meant.
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) December 12, 2017