Sunday, 26 February 2017

Who Do You Think You Are?

Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr cut through the noise and fury surrounding Donald Trump with an editorial column for the Miami Herald in which he said:

“What you do ‘will not be questioned?’ Lord, have mercy.

"Let's be brutally clear here. If you were a smart guy with unimpeachable integrity and a good heart who was enacting wise policies for the betterment of all humankind, you'd still be subject to sharp scrutiny from news media, oversight from Congress, restraint by the judiciary - and public opinion."

Well said, sir, because winning the election does not entitle Donald Trump to act like some kind of third world dictator whose very word should be cheered to the rafters by an adoring public.

Read the full coverage in the link below to The Independent.

Donald Trump asked by Pulitzer prize winner: 'Just who the hell do you think you are?'

Dear 'Mr So-Called President'...

By Peter Walker - The Independent
'That's the kind of statement that... would have been greeted with... a hearty Sieg heil!' SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has been mocked in an editorial by a Pulitzer Prize winner, who asked “just who the hell do you think you are”.

Leonard Pitts Jr was responding to the executive orders issued by the US President, his slating of the media and the declaration by Mr Trump's adviser Stephen Miller’s that “powers of the president” will “not be questioned”.

“What you do ‘will not be questioned?’ Lord, have mercy," the 59-year-old, wrote in his nationally syndicated column in the Miami Herald newspaper.

“That's the kind of statement that, in another time and place, would have been greeted with an out-thrust palm and a hearty ‘Sieg heil'", said the American, author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, and Before I Forget. 

Leonard Pitts Jr also accused FBI director James Comey and Vladimir Putin of giving Donald Trump a little help YouTube