'Impossible to satirize': WSJ slammed for fawning editorial praising Trump's biggest enablers
Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, many of President Donald Trump's apologists and sycophants are being slammed as "enablers" who helped pave the way for the violence of January 6. The Wall Street Journal's conservative editorial board, however, rises to the defense of Trump's allies in an editorial published on January 18 — two days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — and the piece is receiving a great deal of negative reactions from Trump's critics.
"As the Trump presidency ends in the disgrace of the Capitol riot, an effort is already underway to erase everything in the last four years as disgraceful too," the WSJ's editorial board argues. "That's a lie — a big lie, to borrow the cliché of the moment. Donald Trump's profound character flaws need to be separated from what so many people in his administration accomplished for the country."
Donald Trump’s profound character flaws need to be separated from what so many people in his Administration accompl… https://t.co/3n2xR3z3dR— WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJ Editorial Page)1611024915.0
The WSJ's editorial board goes on to praise Trump allies ranging from former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to members of his economic team, including Larry Kudlow. The piece credits Trump's team with creating a "pre-COVID U.S. economy" that was the "strongest since the 1990s."
"A presidency is more than one man, as we will soon learn the hard way as progressives populate the Biden Administration," the WSJ's editorial board writes. "The Trump Administration should be remembered for far more than its terrible final days."
Here are some of the negative reactions to the editorial that have been posted on Twitter:
@WSJopinion Well then, let's first start by discussing about 410K (and counting) COVID deaths thanks to his accomplishment, shall we?— Tada no Tamago (@Tada no Tamago)1611025786.0
@WSJopinion They launched a violent insurrection and tried to get fellow Americans killed. We’re all less safe, and… https://t.co/K6ZLLNcBBt— edge case (@edge case)1611026208.0
Even the Trump administration’s list of accomplishments is just a reminder of their historic failures. Donald Trump… https://t.co/aFyZWDouXy— Meidas University (@Meidas University)1610938566.0
@WSJopinion Nice try at re-writing history. Might assuage the shame and guilt you and some of your readers have for… https://t.co/iSXASvlh1n— Fibognocchi (@Fibognocchi)1611026393.0
@WSJopinion It's the massive character flaws in each and every one of those people that is the problem here, which… https://t.co/hvQFiPk8d1— Lotsa Time (@Lotsa Time)1611027163.0
@WSJopinion I love The 0nion editorials.— TickTockMofo (@TickTockMofo)1611027362.0
@WSJopinion @husainhaqqani 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, what an accomplishment!— Ricardo Gardel (@Ricardo Gardel)1611027878.0
@WSJopinion No mention of the skyrocketing national debt. And what about the ramming of a SCOTUS justice in an elec… https://t.co/B73rQKu3yk— LAX (@LAX)1611029092.0
@WSJopinion This has a nice "well the Nazis did build the autobahn" ring to it.— Lynn Blakey (@Lynn Blakey)1611029184.0
@WSJopinion I would use a different word than "accomplishment" to describe sending the country into a death spiral… https://t.co/bPdssJDtZ1— WOKE MOB (@WOKE MOB)1611061216.0
@WSJopinion 400,000+ Americans will never accomplish anything again, thanks to this administration.— Socially Distant Unicorn (@Socially Distant Unicorn)1611062557.0
@WSJopinion Almost 400,000 dead Americans are not here to beg to differ !— hero (@hero)1611065541.0
@WSJopinion 400,000 dead. 400,000 dead! An armed insurrection. The rise of white supremists. A nation more divided.… https://t.co/MAEYcDViKo— Duska Sulicich (@Duska Sulicich)1611066800.0