McCarthy’s apprentice

DAVID BROSS

Cogan Station

President Donald Trump recently encouraged all Americans to “study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Ironically, it is the President who has been carrying on the legacy of the late senator.

For example, McCarthy saw Communists hidden everywhere in the federal government.

Trump sees a “deep state” and a “swamp.” Also, when news organizations questioned the veracity of McCarthy’s claims, he declared the media to be unAmerican and supporting Communists. Trump calls the media, “the enemy of the people,” and “Fake News.”

In fact, anyone who questioned the righteousness of McCarthy’s beliefs got the scorched-earth treatment from McCarthy.

Ditto with Trump calling people “thugs,” “morons,” and “dogs,” and parts of the world as “sh..tholes,” just to name a few.

So Trump is right, McCarthyism is back. And I think the senator would be very pleased with the performance of his “apprentice” in the Oval Office.

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