The New York Post’s Ta-Nehisi Coates is calling for the resignation of President Donald Trump for allegedly failing to properly investigate the attacks in New York City, where the mayor and the police chief both died after the police used pepper spray and other devices against a peaceful protest.
“I have absolutely no respect, for any President of the United States, for the fact that he is not doing the right thing and is not following up on the fact there are a number of individuals that have died,” Coates said Tuesday in an interview with “The Mike Douglas Show.”
“I’ve been around for a long time.
It’s not just a guy in the White House, it’s the entire world.
So, to be in a position where I’m sitting in a chair, I can’t even sit in my chair, and he’s just like, ‘Oh, well, we’ll figure that out.’
It’s kind of ridiculous.
It makes me think of how this country works.”
Coates was in New Hampshire for the third presidential debate when he published a column on Monday in which he suggested that the president’s actions in the aftermath of the attack should not be viewed as political.
“We don’t know if it was deliberate, but it appears to be intentional, because the attacks are the very last thing that he wanted,” Coats wrote.
“There are some people who think that the President is too weak and that his emotions are too high.
I don’t think that that’s the case.
I think the president is trying to make sure that this is a political matter, that this becomes a political issue, and that this gets to the level of a war that’s going to continue to rage.”
Coats said that while he has been a critic of Trump, the president has not been a perfect leader.
“He’s not a perfect President, but I think he’s been a decent President,” he said.
“It seems to me that we don’t need to have a war.
There are people who have been killed by police in this country who are still alive.
The question is, how much longer are we going to tolerate this kind of violence?”
Coates said he did not want to be “too harsh” in his criticism of Trump because he felt that “he’s doing the best that he can.”
“There’s a difference between being angry and being in a rage,” Coaches said.
Coates went on to say that he believed that “this is the wrong president” and that the “wrong people” are leading the country.
“People who are in power are usually doing the wrong thing,” he continued.
“They’re trying to do the right things.
They’re not going to do anything in this world that will help us, they’re not doing anything to help us.”
Trump’s critics on the left have responded with outrage and even some in Congress have called for the President’s resignation.
“Donald Trump needs to be impeached,” tweeted Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Assembly member.
“He has to step down.
There’s no more Donald Trump.”
Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, also called for Trump’s impeachment, and Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democratic lawmaker, called for a special prosecutor to investigate the attack.