Fox News's Napolitano: Trump can't survive 'another week like the last one'

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE can’t survive “another week like the last one” after the tumultuous hearing of his former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Nadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' Michael Cohen taken back into police custody MORE.

Napolitano wrote in a Washington Times opinion piece on Wednesday that the president’s “serious and powerful tormentors” cannot be beaten by “mockery alone.”

“He needs to do more than demean them with acerbic tweets, because many of those tormentors can legally cause him real harm. He needs to address these issues soberly, directly and maturely,” the former judge wrote.

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Napolitano said it had been a bad week for Trump because of the unsuccessful summit in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in addition to the Cohen hearing.

On North Korea, he said Trump was wrong to think he could force a deal through personality alone. 

Napolitano also pointed to reporting by The New York Times this week that the president authorized top-secret security clearance for his son-in-law and top adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerCoronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Chris Christie Trump: 'Shouldn't be hard' for Kanye West to take away votes from Biden Trump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' MORE

Top House Democrats have accused the president of “nepotism” and said their committees would examine the security clearance procedure. Trump has denied the allegation.

Napolitano said Trump did nothing illegal if he authorized the clearance, but still argued it was not a good idea.

“It was lawful for the president to do this, but it was extremely dangerous and profoundly unwise,” the Fox News analyst wrote.

"It undermined the intelligence and law enforcement communities, demeaned those who obtained such clearances by hard work and merit, and has exposed the nation’s most carefully guarded secrets to a person who American intelligence believes is naive and susceptible to foreign inducements to reveal what he knows.”