George Will: Trump Causing More Damage to US Than Nixon
Written by Question Everything on June 13, 2019
George Will, the conservative commentator and columnist, said Thursday that President Donald Trump was causing more damage to the United States than former President Richard Nixon.
“Richard Nixon’s burglaries and other abuses of power were surreptitious,” said Will when asked by CNN host John Berman what he meant when he said Trump was causing more lasting damage to the country. “They were secret, and when exposed they were tidied up and we moved on.
“What Mr. Trump is doing that is damaging to the country is public and constant. It is a bell he’s ringing that can’t be un-rung. He is putting into our civic discourse a level of conversation, and of name-calling, and of abuse that will now seem perfectly normal in the future. Try to imagine any president prior to this one referring overseas to an opponent as he did to Mr. Biden as quoting a dictator — actually misquoting him — saying that Mr. Biden is a low IQ idiot… Our children, if they were 10 years old, we’d send them to their room without supper if they talked like that.”
Will, a constant Trump critic, was on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss his new book, “The Conservative Sensibility.”