We need more questions like these asked of Trump

The person who asked the question says that he had been waiting a long time to be called upon so that he could ask it.

I have also been wondering when a reporter might reprise Joseph Welch’s famous words to senator Joe McCarthy that are now seen as signaling the beginning of the end of that demagogue’s career: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” This shocking public rebuke to a US Senator, delivered by Welch in his sad and gentle voice, was a pivotal event that exposed McCarthy to the whole nation as an overbearing, reckless, and lying bully and started his rapid decline.

A good time to pose that question would be now in response to Trump’s attempts to stir up birtherism against Kamala Harris.


  1. jenorafeuer says

    If asked ‘have you no sense of decency’, Trump could just say ‘no’ and I expect most of his supporters would still cheer him on, sadly.

  2. Rob Grigjanis says

    jenorafeuer @1: I suspect his answer would be “I am the most decent person there is anywhere in the world”.

  3. Holms says

    Completely disagree; he’d brag about how he was the decentest person ever, and did you see how nasty everyone else is to him??

  4. blf says

    @1–@3 all seem to be assuming hair furor understands the words in the question, answers (rather than ignoring as he did with the question in the OP), and actually tries to answer the question asked.

  5. sonofrojblake says

    Personally given the chance I think I’d ask him this:

    “Mr. President -- would agree that you’re the most egregious President the USA has ever had?”

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