Charles Blow Versus Trump

NYT’s Charles Blow Is In No Way Playing with No.45

[The Sip] Find out how the venerable writer set #pausethispresidency into social media motion

Charles Blow Versus Trump

Charles Blow tells Trump to pause this presidency.

New York Times columnist and national treasurer, Charles Blow, has already proven he’s the wrong writer to fool with…

Just check out his upbraiding of a touchy fellow CNN panelist. It is epic material. No, seriously like Kanye-West-versus-Sway level epic.



But after a weekend of foolery that seems more appropriate as a storyline on “The Americans,” Blow penned a column suggesting that No. 45 take a hiatus from the presidency until we sort out the Orange One (and his minions’) interactions with Mother Russia.

Here’s an excerpt of Blow’s stinging editorial so you can see why it’s trending:

The American people must immediately demand a cessation of all consequential actions by this “president” until we can be assured that Russian efforts to hack our election, in a way that was clearly meant to help him and damage his opponent, did not also include collusion with or coverup by anyone involved in the Trump campaign and now administration.

This may sound extreme, but if the gathering fog of suspicion should yield an actual connection, it would be one of the most egregious assaults on our democracy ever. It would not only be unprecedented, it would be a profound wound to faith in our sovereignty.

Viewed through the serious lens of those epic implications, no action to put this presidency on pause is extreme. Rather, it is exceedingly prudent.

Some things must be done and some positions filled simply to keep the government operational. Absolute abrogation of administrative authority is infeasible and ill advised. But a bare minimum standard must be applied until we know more about what the current raft of investigations yield. Indeed, it may be that the current investigative apparatuses are insufficient and a special commission or special counsel is in order.

In any event, we can’t keep cruising along as if the unanswered question isn’t existential.

Read the rest HERE.





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