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Trump’s Kavanaugh Apology Showed True Presidential Leadership

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

It is not particularly virtuous to apologize to Kavanaugh for the attempt to destroy his life so much as the bare minimum required of decent people. In a sea of horrific behavior, Trump showed decency by apologizing on behalf of Americans. Saying true and obvious things isn’t courageous unless they’re said in the face of a threatening mob who doesn’t permit deviation from the rigorously enforced consensus. The last month was an embarrassment to Americans who care about rule of law and the presumption of innocence.