USA Today: Trump Unfit To Be President

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President Donald Trump is unfit for the Oval Office and has an "utter lack of morality, ethics and simple humanity," according to USA Today's editorial board.

The editorial appeared Dec. 12, the same day Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York in a tweet that critics said was sexist.

"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," USA Today's editorial stated. "Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low."

Trump falls well short of his predecessors, the editorial continued.

"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," it added.

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The editorial board then took Trump to task for supporting Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, and making 1,628 false or misleading statements during his 298 days in office. This latter allegation is based on information gathered by The Washington Post.

"This isn't about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions," continued the editorial. "Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt."

Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to demand that Trump resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

"It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign," the editorial stated.

At least 19 women have made various sexual harassment allegations against the president, The Atlantic notes. 

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, 50 percent of voters believe the allegations are credible, while 29 percent do not.

Based on a survey of 1,955 registered voters between Dec. 8 and 11, the poll found that 62 percent of Democrats think the allegations are credible, compared to 38 percent of Republicans.

Trump has denied reports of sexual misconduct, writing in a Dec. 12 tweet that they are "false accusations and fabricated stories" of women who he doesn't know and/or has "never met," Politico reports.

Responding to media reports pointing out that Trump had met and spent time with many of his accusers, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated at a Dec. 12 press conference that Trump's comment only referred to three women who held a media briefing on Dec. 11 to make their allegations against Trump public, CNN reports.

Sources: USA Today, Politico, CNN, The Atlantic / Featured Image: B. Allen/VOA / Embedded Images: EJ Hersom/DoD News/FlickrPete Souza/Obama White House/Flickr

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