USA Today Rips Trump Over Gillibrand Attack: You Aren’t Fit To Clean The Toilets At The Obama Library


From the editorial board of USA Today:

With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.

A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.

This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt.

Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.

  • dogdadny

    Happy Holidays! I feel like I’ve just opened my stocking stuffer. Can’t wait to see what else we get over the next two week!

    • Tomcat

      Watch what you ask for, it might be a shitty tax cut bill.

    • ClevelandJim

      Here’s hoping Santa Mueller comes thru!

    • clay

      If they save Net Neutrality and fail on the tax cuts within a week, I might begin to believe in Hanukkah.

  • ETownCanuck

    Oh I can’t wait to see the twitter meltdown that this is gonna cause. “not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library” BAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • BlackGayAthetist

      Trump tweets from the toilet trying to push out his calories and fat laden meals; he is a disgusting old asshole (and not the good kind)

      • JackFknTwist

        He survives on Cokes and burgers all day.
        We are not talking class here.

        • Stubenville

          He’s a poor person’s parody of someone rich; a fat slob eating Big Macs on gold plated china.

          • RoFaWh

            Trump himself is a parody of real wealth.

            I’m waiting for all his financial details to become public and we find out his true net worth.

    • Jeffg166

      They will tell him there is no such thing as cells phones or Twitter.

  • MBear

    FAKE NEWS! Sad

    • Close: It’s FAKE NEWS from the FAILING USA Today!

  • Michael R

    He never was , he never will be , he should not have been allowed to set foot in the White House based on his past history and behavior during the primaries .

  • thom

    For all those that doubted Gillibrand’s strategy, this is what she was trying to do. Two weeks ago there was no movement on President Trump’s sexual assault accusations. Now you have over a hundred house members calling for an investigation. The accusations are now part of the mainstream talking points. She baited him, called his bluff and he responded.
    She took responsibility, cleaned up her own house, and developed a strategy with other senators. Go Gillibrand!

    • Treant

      True, but it’s still far from even begun; the Republicans will simply block any attempt at investigations.

      • Tawreos

        That may not be so easy now that they will also have to explain their support for Roy Moore now that they can’t just evict him from the senate to clean that slate.

        • Treant

          Mitch don’t care, he’ll just block and ignore. Not to mention that he won’t seat Jones promptly, I’ll guarantee. There’ll be some procedural problem or issue that requires delay.

          • Tawreos

            He isn’t seated until next year, I would call that some shenanigans, but the vote hasn’t been certified yet.

      • SoCalGal20

        I do think this will give Dems some momentum going into 2018, though. And if the Dems can get at least the House back (darr I hope the Senate is in play now?), well, hopefully we’ll at least get some hearings.

    • Boreal

      She also threw Franken under the bus long before calling on tRump to resign.

      • thom

        Of course. She wouldn’t have been able to call Trump out effectively otherwise

        • Tawreos

          It is probably how they convinced Franken to go.

          • thom

            I think so.

        • Boreal

          Bullshit. She was my congresswoman before being my Senator. It was only after her constituents called her out that she did the right thing.

          • thom

            So she listens to constituents? Great!

          • Boreal

            No, she has no firm conviction about any thing. She was massively pro gun when my congresswoman, now anti gun. She gets no praise for finally doing the right thing. If dems had any strategy they would have done much more to stop trump.

          • thom

            Because she represented conservative upstate New York? And then represented all of New York.

          • Boreal

            Because she has no convictions and deserves to be held accountable.

          • JustDucky

            “She gets no praise for finally doing the right thing.”

            What is the goal, here? To police the purity of the Democratic Party or to change things for the better? Because if you care about making gains towards policy goals, then this is a breathtakingly self-defeating attitude.

          • Boreal

            She’ll still get my vote because I won’t vote for repigs or 3rd party but she will still get called out for hypocrisy, every time.

          • JustDucky

            How does that attitude help us to make gains towards policy goals? What is the benefit of calling people hypocrites if they change their minds and begin to work towards positive change?

          • Boreal

            We make gains by holding dems accountable. I don’t have to kiss her ass for doing the right thing.

          • JustDucky

            But you are “holding dems accountable” for doing the right thing when you should be holding our representatives accountable for doing the wrong thing.

            During the late 1800s, do you think people should have held doctors “accountable” for the “hypocrisy” of abandoning the miasma theory of disease in favor of the germ theory of disease? I hope you see how absurd that would be. The fact is, we should want people in positions of public trust to change their minds when they are wrong. Refusal to do so is ruling on faith, not fact.

          • Boreal

            I hold them accountable when they are hypocrites. Why is it do you suppose that democratic voters stay home during elections? Because they want their reps to have a spine. She should have been calling for trump to step down all along, not after calling for Franken to step down and having to be called on it. I plan to keep holding her accountable. If she finds that unpleasant, she should look for another line of work. Weak dems are why repigs control all branches of govt and 30 governorships. You do what you feel is right and grant me the same courtesy.

  • That’s all true, but Trump showed that he wasn’t fit for office long before the 2016 election, even.

  • greenmanTN

    I think Donnie was just confused since Roy Moore gave him a rusty trombone for his endorsement.

  • Treant

    OK, deep breath. In what other Administration has a major nationwide paper ever openly broken with the Administration to the point of basically calling them incompetent and not even worthy of being a janitor?

    And USA Today? Their opinion pieces and articles are the definition of tepid.

    This, more than anything else, indicates the sea change that’s happened over the last year.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “And USA Today? Their opinion pieces and articles are the definition of tepid.”

      Hear, hear. I’ve seen fresh milk with much more bite.

      • Reality.Bites

        I’m fully expecting Walter Cronkite and Johnny Carson to weigh in before this is all over!

        • clay

          I’m wondering if this is the contemporary equivalent of Paul Harvey turning against the War in Vietnam?

      • Snarkaholic

        Even a bowl of plain oatmeal is spicier!

    • Gustav2

      USA Today is middle of the road to conservative, the McPaper for the every man. This is YUGE.

      • Treant

        I would have said “bland,” otherwise it wouldn’t be able to show up in every hotel in the United States without everybody complaining. 🙂

        In this case, they’re aware that complaints will be minimal. If Thanksgiving was any indication, Trump supporters are keeping their heads down and their mouths shut in even reasonably conservative areas. 🙂

        • Reality.Bites

          Do/did people ever buy USA today? I never really saw the point of it. Back in the days of real newspapers, I’d have rather bought a good local paper from the nearest big city to wherever I happened to be. Now I find the concept of reading and disposing of a paper newspaper utterly bizarre.

          • ChrisInKansas

            I bought USA Today every single day until they doubled the price. I liked the mix of national news I didn’t see in our local paper and the good variety of entertainment news in the Life section.

          • clay

            I do see it on news-stands, though I usually only see those in transportation terminals. Otherwise, I only see it in stacks in hotels and schools.

          • In my normal life (before I started going blind–can’t read newspapers anymore…thank Goddess for laptops with backlit screens where I can enlarge the font), I traveled as a cconsultant 75% of the time, and most American hotels left the USA Today in front of my door each morning. I appreciated the entertainment section and the listing of the weather in each state. If I was in Canada, the hotel left me The Globe and Mail.

            As an author, I appreciated being on the USA Today bestseller list twice. That doesn’t drive sales nearly as much as my having hit the NY Times bestseller list, but I have no complaints. 🙂

          • RoFaWh

            The Globe and Mail: Toronto’s national newspaper.

          • cleos_mom

            Do/did people ever buy USA today?


          • Rick Tan

            USA Today is the number one Newspaper in the United States in terms of circulation. So yes, you can say people buy it.

          • gothambear

            They often offer it up free at hotels I stay at on business trips but I always politely decline – NYT online please

        • killreligion

          I pick it up outside my hotel room but never enjoy it.

      • Hryflex

        A friend of mine who was the arts reporter for the local Gannett paper was sent to DC to work for USA Today for a while. She called USA Today “Television that comes off on your hands.”

        • Gustav2

          She should have had butler iron the paper before bringing it to her.

    • Xaca

      Yeah, but middle American will be waking up with this slid under their hotel room door (complimentary!).

      Something is shifting.

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  • Boreal
  • Rex

    Where was all this outrage prior to the election? On the other hand, who would have thought that USA Today could show some guts?

  • netxtown

    and the GOP owns the whole gawddamn mess. THEY supported him. THEY endorsed him. THEY have propped him up again and again. It takes a village – and the GOP village is full of enablers.

    And the DEM had better smear their faces in it at every chance.

  • Boreal
  • marshlc

    And the White House strategy will continue to be “That’s not what I meant and you’ve got a dirty mind to think that”.

    Anyone who has ever raised a kid is familiar with this strategy – “I didn’t exactly SAY blah blah blah”. And anyone decent who has ever raised a kid has shut that nonsense down right quickly. Trump clearly got “Oh, aren’t you clever” instead.

    And now, sixty years later, he still thinks that it’s clever. The world is paying a high price for the Trump family not getting a decent nanny.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      “Military” school was too little too late, apparently.

  • Boreal
  • Reality.Bites

    When it comes to Trump cleaning human waste there’s a hotel in Russia that is ahead of the Obama library.

  • Butch

    Some really hardworking, decent people clean toilets and shine shoes. I don’t think that’s fair at all. Trump is way below any of them.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I used to clean toilets for a part time gig. No shame in that fact. People poop. Someone has to clean it. But yes, Obama’s shit is way above Trump, which I see as the point of the editorial.

      • Butch

        I know….I guess I should have added the /s.

  • netxtown

    makes me wonder if they would have had the balls to print this if Moore had won….

    • thom

      It was published yesterday before the election

  • BlackGayAthetist

    Donald Trump – a ludicrous figure, but at least he’s lived it up a bit in the real world and at least he’s worked out how to cover 90 per cent of his skull with 30 per cent of his hair.

    ~ Christopher Hitchens

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Trump is qualified to clean toilets, he’s had them on his mind for a long time.

    Donald Jr.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Actually, I love bidets. Wish that we had them more in the States. Carry on.

      • Snarkaholic

        You can thank the bible bangers for their scarcity. Bidets used to be fairly numerous in many hotels, but the BBs called for them to be banned…because they considered bidets to be, uh, entertainment.

        • Joe in PA

          But, PPV porn in hotels is just fine. 🙂

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            If someone invented a credit card activated bidet, the hotel industry would be all over it.

        • cleos_mom

          Shows how enamored the BBs really are with their own entertainment choices.

      • edrex

        tmi, but i’m using one right now.

      • kareemachan

        Totally agree. The state of the art (as it were) toilet/bidets in Japan is AMAZING.

        • Oh hellz yeah! Heated seats, air dryers that gently waft warm air over ones bottom, they are the peak of fantastic toilet wizardry.

    • don

      OK, that was awesome :)))

  • safari

    Today should be fun.

  • Boreal

    Yuck, I just went to deadbart to read comments. Seems to be a lot of libruls trolling, guessing their comments will be deleted. Now my browser needs a shower.

  • JT

    USA Today Rips Trump Over Gillibrand Attack: You Aren’t Fit To Clean The Toilets At The Obama Library

    Then again it would be fitting for him to take whatever debris he could with him when he was flushed down.

  • Jay Mills

    It is strange that most of corporate media is still silent on Trump’s craziness, threats, bullying and other heinous acts against citizens. That silence leads me to the startling conclusion that corporate america is supporting the bastard and all the little bastards in the GOP. It’s as if they’ve grown tired of democracy and are willing to back a dictatorship all in the name of greed. They are also willing to throw minorities under the proverbial bus, despite corporate’s claims of progressive policies.

    • EdA

      I was just thinking of les moonves’ claim that Benedict trump was good for ratings and wondering how much of their tax breaks moonves and cbs will contribute to the hundreds of millions of people they helped swindle.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      That’s part of the reason that Adam Smith argued against allowing corporations any say in government. Yes, the Adam Smith who wrote the Wealth of Nations wasn’t a champion of modern day economics. 🙂

  • safari

    He might just have three Big Macs for lunch today.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Only three?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      With extra cheese product.

    • Reality.Bites

      Moore puts the minors to work,

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    But his hair would make the perfect scrubbing brush.

  • Blake Mason

    There is no rock bottom… just new lows… he seeps through the bottom.

  • GayOldLady

    Trump’s not fit to be the Toilet in the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

    • I’m sure he DREAMS of being a toilet in the women’s rest room, however…

      • GayOldLady

        Ugh!!! That’s to hideous to even think about.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’ll chip in a bit when my next paycheck comes in.

    • kareemachan

      Excellent. I just emailed Kay to tell her what a piece of merde she was for backing a pedophile.

  • Frostbite

    #fakenews #sad #noonereadsnewspaper #etc #etc #yawn

  • Guess

    No, Donnie, you were not “right”, you are “Right.” That’s half the problem.

    • Guess

      (sorry, I try not to Tweet-link .45 as much as humanly possible)

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.

    Dump’s sleazebag credentials were well-established and as plain as day back in 2015 and 2016.

    Where were you then, USA Toady?

    • Sucking from the Koch dicks and swallowing everything to keep the gravy train rolling along.

  • Henry Auvil

    That is one RIGHTEOUS burn!

  • Xaca

    “We are the Koch Brothers, and we paid for, approve of, and wrote this info-torial.”

    • edrex

      heh. “infotorial.”

  • MaryJOGrady

    Wow, indeed. McPaper actually said something.

  • Harveyrabbit

    After last night’s defeat tRump underwent an emergency regressive training therapy session. I don’t think it helped.

  • Stubenville

    From the milquetoast USA Today? Amazing.

  • Macbill

    OT: Christmas Gifts I Don’t Want

    • Acronym Jim

      “Lemme see…..what rhymes with sad. Ivanka! WHAT RHYMES WITH SAD?”

      • JeauxFan

        Elephant? Potato head? Poop? Those all work, Donny.

  • Kevin Perez

    That’s kinda mean to custodial staff and shoe shiners. Don’tcha think?

    • Vinnie NYC

      Agreed since I was a “shoe-shine” boy in the early 80’s btw, which I still have very fond memories of since it was less than 40 years removed from WWII and many extra tips came from people who told me I reminded them of their little brother(s).

  • BobSF_94117

    Whoa. Someone’s cranky.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • HEY BACK OFF USA Today!!!

    Get down off your podium editors, and realize that the toilets you use at work don’t magically clean themselves! Nor do storybook elves come in and vacuum the carpets, mop the floors and empty the trash. A living breathing, feeling human being is doing all of those tasks so you don’t have to.

    My husband’s job for 30 years was as a union laborer at a military base. That job put food on the table, a roof over our heads, and provided health care. Yes, he cleaned toilets, made beds, swept/mopped/buffed concrete floors, mowed grass, dug ditches and once he shoveled hot sand out the back of a dump truck as the sander truck was broken for 10 hours at -35!

    Way, way, way back when The View first came on, they had a “discussion” about if they were in love with a fella and found out at that point he was a janitor, would they still marry him!?!?!?!?! That was the last time I tuned in. How shallow is it to decide the worth of a person by what they do?

    • ECarpenter

      My dad had a PhD in plant pathology, and ran a toilet cleaning team at an army training camp in WW II for two years before being sent to do biological warfare research elsewhere. He treated both of those parts of his service with equal respect, and taught us that cultural taboos were no valid reason to denigrate any worker doing an essential job.

      Cleaning toilets or collecting garbage are essential jobs which help maintain our civilization. The people who do them are important to us and as worthy of respect as any movie star or billionaire.

      That said, Trump is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.

      He’d be lousy at either job.

      • Your father sounds like a truly fantastic guy and a wonderful dad!

        cheetolini fails at being a decent human being, so of course he’d fail at any job requiring human compassion, like president.

        And yes, you are right, he isn’t fit to clean anything with President Obama’s name on it, including the toilets at his library.

      • RoFaWh

        Fritz Zwicky, a famous astronomer at Caltech, allegedly made a point of cleaning the johns in his building, just as a sort of reminder that great astronomer or not, he didn’t pretend to be any better than the next guy.

  • JWC

    The cancer is slowly rotting what he has left for what he has left for a brain

  • Richard

    ” not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library” Talk about being SPOT ON ! Where is the bar for the vileness and lies from this despicable individual for the majority of Americans to tell congress clearly, ENOUGH is ENOUGH and demand his resignation.

  • Javier Smith

    Apparently Trump’s secret plan to revive the coal industry is to try and get as many as people as possible onto Santa’s naughty list.

    • Blake Mason


    • Blake Mason

      Why aren’t parents giving nuaghty kids coal anymore… that truly was what kept the coal industry afloat… now the get the kids iPad3 instead of the latest iPad Air to punish them

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  • killreligion

    I’ve been screaming this for two years. It’s not about policy! So many examples of Americans lacking values, ethics and morality. (Like my little local museum trying to sell a fabulous collection of 19thc American art and lying about the whole process)

    We have to bring back values/morals/ethics as table stakes/points of parity/minimum requirements to be taken seriously by society.

  • JCF

    Didn’t know you had it in you, USAToday!