Trump and McCarthy

President Trump recently encouraged Americans to “Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!”

It is the president who has been carrying on the legacy of McCarthy. For example, McCarthy saw Communists hidden everywhere in the federal government. Trump sees a “deep state” and a “swamp.”

Also, when news organizations questioned the veracity of McCarthy’s claims, he declared the media to be un-American and supporting Communists. Trump calls the media “The enemy of the people” and “Fake News.” Anyone who questioned the righteousness of McCarthy’s beliefs got the scorched earth treatment from McCarthy. Ditto with Trump calling people “thugs”, “morons”, and “dogs”, and parts of the world an expletive.

So, Trump is right, McCarthyism is back. The senator would be very pleased with the performance of his “apprentice” in the Oval Office.

David Bross

Cogan Station

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom