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George W. Bush Speechwriter Slams ‘Toxic’ Trump In Washington Post Op-Ed

Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Michael Gerson slammed President Donald Trump for his moral ambiguity as this latest scandal involving his son’s contact with a Russian lawyer unfolds.

The op-ed “An administration without a conscience,” published Thursday in the Washington Post, made no reservations in labeling the contact between some of Trump’s most senior advisors and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin as collusion. In the piece, Gerson railed against Trump’s unapologetic response to these recent revelations, writing:

The explanation for this “toxic moral atmosphere,” Gerson argues, is Trump himself. In is his lust for victory at any cost and his paranoid belief that the system is rigged against him, Trump created the bedrock for this ethically questionable meeting to take place, even though he did not attend himself.

But the Trump’s aren’t alone in their guilt. Many Republicans, Gerson says, have too often and too easily employed excuses for the inept president. In some cases, even the most Christian of conservatives have tossed aside moral and ethical considerations when it comes to the administration’s scandalous behavior, wrote Gerson, who was raised as a Christian although his grandfather was Jewish.

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