Walter Shaub isn’t going quietly into the night now that he has left an important public service job.
Oh, no. The former head of the Office of Government Ethics has kept his voice and is using it to criticize the man who made his job impossible to navigate.
Donald J. Trump posted a tweet showing “CNN”s blood on the sole of his shoe,” according to Shaub.
Shaub then fired off a tweet in which he called the president a “wannabe autocrat” who sends out “colicky tweets (that) reveal he is hurting this weekend. They make him (and our country) look weak.”
The president has made clear his intention to use this social media device as his preferred method of communication. He tweets incessantly, spouting public policy pronouncements alongside petulant insults and even the occasional disrespectful utterance about this or that cherished institution or individual.
He won’t stop using this method. I am accepting this now as Trump’s modus operandi.
However, he exposes himself to critics — such as government ethicists such as Shaub — to call it how they see it.
I happen to agree with the ex-government ethics watchdog.
Trump is weakening the presidency — and the country — with these idiotic Twitter tirades. This isn’t how you “make America great again,” Mr. President.