“Trump has not been shy about putting forth his political views,” wrote The New York Times’s editorial board, in a scathing review of the president’s first 100 days in office.
“His first week has been marked by a succession of divisive actions.
The president has declared war on a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the administration.
He has accused his attorney general of being an unqualified liberal.
And he has sought to undermine the judiciary with his decision to delay the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
But, to be clear, none of these actions will change the course of the country.
“This is a president who is not a moderate, not a populist, not someone who is prepared to make common cause with Democrats or independents or anyone else.” “
And we suspect, from our perspective, that many of those who oppose him will see little, if any, consequence,” the Times wrote.
“This is a president who is not a moderate, not a populist, not someone who is prepared to make common cause with Democrats or independents or anyone else.”
In the past week, Trump has rolled back Obama-era climate-change regulations and blocked a federal grant for clean energy research.
The new administration is also working to undo protections for the LGBTQ community and to impose restrictions on abortion providers.
Meanwhile, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are planning to meet with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby group, to discuss Israel-U.S. relations.
And Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has vowed to continue pushing the president to fire the federal prosecutor in the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The Times noted that Trump’s executive order barring federal employees from traveling to the United Nations is “likely to be struck down by the courts.”
“What is most alarming about the new administration, the Times concluded, “is that it is not only ignoring or disregarding the norms of civility and civility-promoting the rule of law—it is even actively attempting to undermine it.
“The editorial board added that the president has shown a “plans for violence” against protesters, and that the administration’s actions to enforce the travel ban are “contrary to the rule and practice of law.
“But, frankly, we are worried that there is a lot of chaos that has occurred over the past year, a lot that we have not yet seen.””
The president is the most dangerous man in America and I think he’s the most divisive,” said the editorial board.
“But, frankly, we are worried that there is a lot of chaos that has occurred over the past year, a lot that we have not yet seen.”