Stomach-Churning and Not Welcome: Telling It Like It Is

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Last year's unequivocal welcome. Getty Images

Even in the wake of the (albeit Barr-scrubbed) Mueller report documenting multifarious crimes, lies, scams, cons, hustles and acts of obstruction, an astonishing number of Democrats and media outlets continue to hem and haw and hedge on just how God-awful/ impeachable the Great Impostor's offenses are/aren't. Long after publications finally got around to deeming thousands of in-your-face lies not "falsehoods" or "misstatements" but, duh, lies, many still tiptoe around the brute truth there's no legal, moral or civil low he won't go to - and no malfeasance Republicans will lift an odious finger to stop - evidently oblivious to the precept that if it acts, sounds, looks like a monster...There have been brave exceptions, like Elizabeth Warren's unequivocal call for a Constitution-mandated impeachment and the L.A. Times' take-no-prisoners, use-no-euphemisms Mueller coverage; their latest headline, "Report Exposes All the President's Liars" - cousin to Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" - prompted one fan to note, "That's how you report the news."

Clearly, the UK's Observer already got the truth-telling, a-thing-by-any-other-name memo. In the wake of the Mueller report, an editorial called the prospect of a reported June state visit by "this unworthy man" to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, complete with banquet and much-longed-for carriage ride - and forget his bone-spur history and his last $18-million, protest-strewn, Baby-Trump-flying debacle wherein Brits proved it's not just Scotland that hates him - "stomach-churning" and "an undeserved boost to a wounded charlatan." They didn't stop there. Calling him "a disgrace to his office," the paper said Mueller's report "provided ample evidence of what we already know (from) two wretched, destructive years in power" - Trump is "unfit" to hold office. "If Americans are content to allow a habitual liar who has presided over systemic illegality (and) a foul-mouthed culture of venality and vendettas to continue to lead their country, that is a matter for them," they intoned. "But the British people cannot be expected to collude or condone such misbehavior...He is not welcome here."

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UK residents spoke their minds last year. Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty

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