Not enough is being written about Donald Trump (CHUMP more like, amirite?), that much is clear. So allow me to add my tuppence worth.
I’m a bit of a Watergate buff, ever since spending a year learning about it as part of my History A Level. There’s so much going on and tangled up within the broader notion of what’s called Watergate, but it boils down to a few salient points. Nixon engaged in a program to rig his second (and possibly first) election, then covered up his involvement in that program. But not even Nixon did this with the aide of foreign enemies, nor did he go so far as to fire the Director Of The FBI.
Even Nixon’s library went out of it’s way this week to distance itself from this level of scandal.
— RichardNixonLibrary (@NixonLibrary) May 9, 2017
If you’re involved in something that can rightfully have the phrase “not even Nixon did this” appended to it, you done fucked up good.
Trump has done an unlistable amount of bad things, and my gripe doesn’t even come close to any of these.
Donald Trump has ruined Watergate.
My only hope is that he brings an end to the annoying habit of calling minor scandals Somethingate. I don’t want this to be called Trumpgate. I want Trump’s name splashed across everything terrible (as does he, it seems) from now on. I want all scandals from here on out to be called SomethingTrump.