George Will: Trump is now the worst-ever president

George Will: Trump is now the worst-ever president

Washington Post columnist George Will said in a new op-ed that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE is now the nation's worst president.

Will, a conservative pundit who is often critical of Trump, ripped the president for supporting Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations.

Will said Moore's actions as a public official "by themselves sufficed to disqualify him from any pubic office."


"He is an anti-constitutional recidivist, twice removed from Alabama’s highest court for his theocratic insistence that his religious convictions take precedence over U.S. Supreme Court decisions, so he could not have sincerely sworn to 'support and defend the Constitution' and to 'bear true faith and allegiance to the same,'" he wrote.

Will wrote that when Democratic nominee Doug Jones defeated Moore in the Alabama special election on Tuesday, a "gross national embarrassment" was narrowly avoided.

"But curb your enthusiasm because nationally, as in Alabama, most Republicans still support the president who supported the credibly accused child molester," he wrote.

"After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators."

Will wrote that Trump's support of Moore earned him the ranking of the "nation's worst president."

"By joining Stephen K. Bannon’s buffoonery on Moore’s behalf, the 45th president planted an exclamation point punctuating a year of hitherto unplumbed presidential depths," he wrote, referring to the former White House chief strategist and current head of Breitbart News.

"He completed his remarkably swift — it has taken less than 11 months — rescue of the 17th, Andrew Johnson, from the ignominy of ranking as the nation’s worst president."

Trump earlier this month endorsed Moore in the Alabama Senate race, despite the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations that he had inappropriate contact with women when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

On Wednesday, Trump said he endorsed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAlabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Sessions hits back at Trump days ahead of Alabama Senate runoff The biggest political upsets of the decade MORE (Ala.) in the Republican primary because he knew Moore would not be able to win the general election.

Will wrote in previous columns that Moore was an "embarrassment" and that Jones deserved to win.