A top US newspaper on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump with a withering editorial , saying he was not fit to even “clean the toilets” in Barack Obama ’ s presidential library or shine George W . Bush ’s shoes.
USA Today , a mass- market paper with one of the biggest circulations in the country , published the piece after Trump attacked a Democratic female US senator in a crude tweet.
“Will Trump ’ s lows ever hit rock bottom ?”, blared the headline of the piece from the paper ’s editorial board , which excoriated the president for saying Senator Kirsten Gillibrand used to come to him “‘ begging’ for campaign contributions … ( and would do anything for them ) .”
“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 ,” the editorial said.
“Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low ,” added the paper , which is not usually known for hard -hitting editorials.
“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 , ” it said , referring to Trump ’s most recent predecessors.
The editorial went on to list a number of what it saw as Trump ’s transgressions , including his support for scandal -tainted Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, as well as his false and misleading statements , divisiveness and ethical lapses.
Gillibrand branded Trump ’s tweet as a “sexist smear . ”