Jamal Khashoggi

Witcover: Trump again insults judiciary in unhinged Thanksgiving tirade

Witcover: Trump again insults judiciary in unhinged Thanksgiving tirade

Of the many obscenities President Donald Trump has uttered on television, none compares with his hour-long Thanksgiving Day telephone conversation with his military leaders. He arrogantly used it to peddle his personal political agenda, including his latest attack on the nation's judiciary.

In lieu of thanking the troops in person for their service, he phoned it in from Mar-a-Lago, his mansion in Florida. He took the occasion to politicize the revered holiday. Asked what he was most thankful for, he said: “I made a tremendous difference in our country.”

Mr. Trump shamelessly put the commanders on the spot with questions about military readiness designed to reflect on his own...

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