Bush Adviser Writes In The Atlantic: “Donald Trump Is A Broken Man”

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"In another time, in a different circumstance, there would perhaps be room to pity such a person."

Former Bush advisor Peter Wehner wrote in an op-ed in The Atlantic that President Donald Trump is a “psychologically broken” and “deeply unhappy” man, saying that “in another time, in a different circumstance, there would perhaps be room to pity such a person.”

  • Trump’s interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace revealed the president’s deep self-pity, Wehner wrote. When asked about how he thinks his years as president will be remembered, Trump responded:

“I think I was very unfairly treated. From before I even won, I was under investigation by a bunch of thieves, crooks. It was an illegal investigation.”

  • Wehner wrote of the president:

Donald Trump is a psychologically broken, embittered, and deeply unhappy man. He is so gripped by his grievances, such a prisoner of his resentments, that even the most benevolent question from an interviewer—what good parts of your presidency would you like to be remembered for?—triggered a gusher of discontent.

  • Trump went on to complain more about the unfair treatment he received:

“Here’s the bottom line. I’ve been very unfairly treated, and I don’t say that as paranoid. I’ve been very—everybody says it. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. But there was tremendous evidence right now as to how unfairly treated I was. President Obama and Biden spied on my campaign. It’s never happened in history. If it were the other way around, the people would be in jail for 50 years right now.”

  • Wehner writes about the impact Trump is leaving on the Republican party, mourning the days of Ronald Reagan and the conservative movement of the 1980s. He calls Trump “the crudest and cruelest man ever to be president” and calls on the American public to remove him from office in November.

Read the full op-ed.


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