(DCWatchdog) – In what may be the first such attack against former President Donald J. Trump by an ultra-conservative publication, the editorial board of The Washington Examiner published an editorial today calling on Republicans to turn away from Trump in 2024 because, in their words, “Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.”
The editorial, published today and headlined, “Trump proven unfit for power again” begins by stating:
“Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s Tuesday testimony ought to ring the death knell for former President Donald Trump’s political career. Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.
“Hutchinson’s resume alone should establish her credibility. The 25-year-old had already worked at the highest levels of conservative Republican politics, including in the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (LA), before becoming a top aide for former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows.”
After reviewing significant parts of Hutchinson’s testimony, the editorial continues:
“Hutchinson’s testimony confirmed a damning portrayal of Trump as unstable, unmoored, and absolutely heedless of his sworn duty to effectuate a peaceful transition of presidential power. Considering the entirety of her testimony, it is unsurprising that Hutchinson said she heard serious discussions of Cabinet members invoking the 25th Amendment that would have at least temporarily evicted Trump from office.”
The editorial board’s conclusion:
“Trump is a disgrace. Republicans have far better options to lead the party in 2024. No one should think otherwise, much less support him, ever again.”
The entire editorial can be read by clicking HERE.
As of publication time, there has been no response from former President Trump to the editorial from The Washington Examiner — a publication that is influential with ultra-conservative Republicans.