Three Weeks In, The Media Has Compared Trump Presidency To Pearl Harbor, Watergate, 9/11
President Trump has been in office for less than a month, and Democrats and the media have already compared his presidency to Watergate, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Pearl Harbor.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman compared the election of Donald Trump to al Qaeda’s coordinated terror attacks against the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we were attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, we were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, and we were attacked on Nov. 8, 2016,” Friedman wrote on Tuesday. “That most recent attack didn’t involve a horrible loss of lives, but it was devastating in its own way.”
Jason Johnson, politics editor for The Root magazine, agreed with Friedman.
“I completely agree with that,” Johnson responded when asked if he agreed with Friedman’s comparison. “That is a 9/11 danger to the sovereignty of the United States, and it falls right on the desk of President Trump.”
Johnson was referring to the danger posed by Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
Former congressman and Democratic candidate to be Virginia’s governor, Tom Perriello, said the election of Donald Trump was a “political 9/11.”