President Donald Trump's Tuesday Twitter attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) drew criticism from across the political sphere but perhaps none quite so blunt as the USA Today's Editorial Board.
After Trump insinuated in a tweet that Gillibrand would perform sexual favors for campaign contributions, USA Today's editors ask if "Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom":
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. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.
The editors are not buying White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' explanation that it's all a big misunderstanding, because "he used similar language about men".
Of course, words used about men and women are different. When candidate Trump said a journalist was bleeding from her "wherever," he didn't mean her nose. And as is the case with all of Trump's digital provocations, the president's words were deliberate. He pours the gasoline of sexist language and lights the match gleefully knowing how it will burst into flame in a country reeling from the #MeToo moment.
After listing off myriad instances of Trump's true character on display, they lament that only six Democratic lawmakers are calling for the president to step down. And leaving no room for guessing as to how they really feel about the "unstable" president, the editors leave readers with this scathing statement:
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.