The words of President Donald Trump and his White House staff are, in no small way, a matter of national security and credibility, and those things have entered a danger zone, a Wall Street Journal editorial argued on Tuesday.
The conservative-leaning editorial board pointed to Trump’s debunked claim that domestic and international entities had colluded with the Obama administration to spy on Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump and his staffers have not backed away from the allegation despite having been refuted publicly by FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers during congressional testimony on Monday.
The Journal painted a stark image of Trump’s refusal to back down: “Yet the president clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims.”
Etc. Trump needs to go.