Donald Trump and Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano have frequently spared since Trump has begun his term in the White House. Napolitano has often given legal reasons why Trump policies couldn’t stand and this upsets the President. After a spat in April, Trump even said that the judge pleaded with him for a place on the Supreme Court.
This Thursday, Napolitano released a Fox News Op-Ed that is sure to draw the ire of the President. In the piece, the legal analyst blames Trump for the current of hate that exists in the country today.
The judge began the opinion article by admitting that he yelled “America, love it our leave it,” back in his college days but now he “detests” the phrase.
Of the idea behind, love it or leave it, he argues, “The phrase itself – with its command of the government’s way or the highway – admits no dissenting opinions, suggests that all is well and proper here, and insinuates that moral norms and cultural values cannot be improved. The phrase itself is un-American.”
The Judge has also given up on Trump changing, “I have known President Trump personally since 1986. The private Trump I have known is funny, charming and embracing. That is not the public Trump of today. When he loudly called for four members of Congress – women of color who oppose nearly all his initiatives and who have questioned his fitness for office – to go back to the places from which they came, he unleashed a torrent of hatred.”
Napolitano ends the piece by urging readers to reject this form of hatred in all forms.