Fox News' Brit Hume: Trump's ‘Poor Character’ May ‘Cripple’ His Presidency
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December 27, 2018

Fox News political analyst Brit Hume blasted Donald Trump’s “poor character” in a tweet yesterday, predicting that it would cause his presidency to end “poorly” and quite possibly “crippled.”

Hume’s tweet was a validation of conservative Jonah Goldberg’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. “The Trump presidency will end poorly because character is destiny,” Goldberg wrote. He later elaborated:

[Trump’s] refusal to listen to advisors; his inability to bite his tongue; his demonization and belittling of senators who vote for his agenda; his rants against the 1st Amendment; his praise for dictators and insults for allies; his need to create new controversies to eclipse old ones; and his inexhaustible capacity to lie and fabricate history: All this springs from his nature.

Those are tough words coming from a conservative, though Goldberg is a dyed-in-the-wool Never Trumper. But as Fox News’ “senior political analyst,” Hume is supposedly more detached. Given that Hume works for Fox, that also means more pro-Trump. That makes Hume’s tweet all the more noteworthy. He even compared Trump unfavorably to Bill Clinton!

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