Former Bush Aide Micheal Gerson penned an Op-Ed for The Washington Post that read just about as you would expect. He hinted at Trump’s supposed unfitness for office and was lecturing those in the Republican Party that they should be more like Sen. Bob Corker and attack Trump.
The real problem has always been Trump’s fundamental unfitness for high office. It is not Trump’s indiscipline and lack of leadership, which make carrying a legislative agenda forward nearly impossible. It is not his vulgarity and smallness, which have been the equivalent of spray-painting graffiti on the Washington Monument. It is not his nearly complete ignorance of policy and history, which condemns him to live in the eternal present of his own immediate desires.
The time for whispered criticisms and quiet snickering is over. The time for panic and decision is upon us. The thin line of sane, responsible advisers at the White House — such as Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — could break at any moment. Already, Trump’s protests of eternal love for Kelly are a bad sign for the general’s future. The American government now has a dangerous fragility at its very center. Its welfare is as thin as an eggshell — perhaps as thin as Donald Trump’s skin.
Any elected Republican who shares Corker’s concerns has a political and moral duty to state them in public. If Corker is correct, many of his colleagues do have such fears. Their silence is deafening and damning.
Now, of course, Mr. Gerson fails to call out Sen. Corker for the fact he is leaving the Senate and won’t run for reelection. The media and deep state is beginning its push for Trump’s removal. They are already trying to normalize the idea that Trump should be removed by the 25th Amendment even though there is no evidence at all that this should be the case.