Trump, the media, and his supporters are wrong.
We have not seen the full consequences of his actions and words.
There’s no question about it.
But there’s also no question that the president has lost his credibility.
That’s why he’s being blamed for every bad thing that has happened since his election.
The media, too, is being blamed.
But they are being blamed because they’ve spent a lot of time and energy trying to paint Trump as an evil, racist, sexist, misogynist, racist.
That doesn’t make him right.
It makes him bad.
And the people who’ve been trying to put him on the spot by putting him on that spot are the ones that are the most dishonest.
The same is true of many of the Republican leaders.
And now, finally, there’s a moment for them to step forward and say, “This is not about me.
This is not just about me, it’s about the American people.”
Let me be clear: We’re going to do the right thing and fix this mess.
But we have to do it in a way that makes the president look like he’s doing the right things.
And it won’t be easy.
The White House is not going to be the same as it was before, and it’s not going be the president that he was before.
But this is going the right way.
And that will take a lot more than a new Twitter account and a new, much better, more polished campaign.
It will require the kind of leadership that the American public deserves, and the kind that the country has always deserved.
It won’t come from some outside power, or some new administration, or even a special prosecutor.
The American people are going to have to step up and say enough is enough.
We cannot allow the Trump presidency to become a textbook example of what can happen when power is abused.
We can do better.
Let’s do the hard work to make sure that happens.
It is the people’s job to hold the president accountable for the damage he’s done, to make him pay for what he’s been doing, to fix this, to stop it, and to make us all safer.
And to do this we need you to help us do that.
It’s not too late.
Let me tell you why this election has been so consequential: Because it was a choice between a president who promised to be a champion of the American worker, and a president that promised to bring jobs and economic prosperity to the American economy.
And we have a president with no real experience in government who has shown an utter disregard for working people and the American middle class, and an utter contempt for working families.
The people of our country deserve better than that.
And they deserve better.
And so, as we enter the final months of this presidency, I want to give you a sense of what we’re going through.
Here’s what we know about the president’s policies: We know that he will be less effective as president than he was when he was inaugurated.
We know he is a divisive figure, with a long record of inciting violence and bullying.
We also know that his legislative agenda has been plagued by scandals, and that he has a record of undermining federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department, which he will now effectively run as a partisan judge.
We now know that the administration has repeatedly violated its own law by misleading the public and the press about the size of the crowd at his inauguration and other events.
We learned that he lied about the number of protesters in his inauguration.
And, most importantly, we know that this administration is intent on pursuing policies that benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class.
We don’t have any evidence that this is the case.
But it is, and we are right to be concerned.
We’re worried because the president and his allies in Congress have not only failed to address the problems we’ve raised with their proposals, they have also been unwilling to confront them.
They are willing to give the wealthy more tax breaks and bailouts, while not holding corporations accountable for any of the corporate scandals that have rocked the White House.
We need a president, I believe, who will stand up to this White House, who is going in the direction that we need, and who is willing to do what’s necessary to make it work.
That is why I will be working with many of you, including members of my cabinet and my Democratic colleagues, to put forward the following proposals to put an end to the disastrous policies of the Trump administration: A plan to reform the tax code, which is the largest tax reform in our nation’s history, so that corporations and individuals pay their fair share of taxes, and provide a tax break for the middle and working classes.
A plan that restores the American Dream and makes it easier for working Americans to start their own businesses and to build their own wealth.
A proposal to create jobs and growth