Trump’s indictment is another demeaning ‘first’ for the 45th president

Extraordinary. Unprecedented. Frankly incredible. Donald Trump is the first president or former president to be indicted on a criminal charge and, soon, to be arrested.

It’s a historic moment, and another demeaning “first” for the 45th president, a man who would, had the constitution and logic enabled him, have pardoned himself before he left office.

There have been many flawed, strange, eccentric, stupid, vain, mendacious, unworthy and plain crooked men to inhabit the White House, but Trump is the first, it would seem, to embody all of those qualities, and to have them confirmed during a trial for multiple offences.


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