The Wall Street Journal as usual normalizes Trump’s grotesque behavior.


Trump Replies to Barbs in James Comey’s New Book on Twitter

Well, yes, that’s narrowly true, but it’s absurdly minimizing.

Imaginary parent-child dialogue:

Parent: Stop calling Jimmy a slime ball!

Child: I was replying to his barbs.

The parental reply would not be “Oh ok then.”


The president accused Comey of lying to Congress and leaking classified information, adding, ‘It was my great honor to fire James Comey!’

No, that’s not even narrowly true. Trump didn’t “accuse,” he announced as fact, and he did it while calling Comey a slime ball.

The first two paragraphs:

President Donald Trump took aim at former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on Friday, calling him a “weak and untruthful slime ball” days ahead of the publication of a new book by Mr. Comey that refers to the president as a “deeply flawed person and leader.”

In a pair of early morning posts on Twitter, the president used a series of derogatory adjectives and nouns to describe Mr. Comey while also accusing him of lying to Congress and leaking classified information, and called for him to be prosecuted.

More truthful, but still far too normalizing.

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