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Fox News Analyst: 'Hard To Quantify' How Badly Trump Betrayed The Constitution

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy hopes Trump’s presidency will be remembered in one ruinous way.

Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy said Thursday the presidency of Donald Trump was “indelibly stained” by his misconduct during his final weeks in office.

In a podcast interview with Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin, McCarthy said he couldn’t recall anything as bad from an American president as Trump’s weekslong riling up of his supporters with election fraud lies following his loss to President Joe Biden.

“I can’t think of any other president, if you (don’t) just take Jan. 6 by itself, but this whole continuum from Nov. 3rd up until he left office ― that’s as bad as anything I’m aware of in American history from an American president,” said McCarthy, a columnist for National Review.

Trump was impeached by the House for inciting the deadly U.S. Capitol riot and is on trial in the Senate.

Trump’s pressuring of then-Vice President Mike Pence in early January to overturn state electoral votes was “wrong on so many levels,” said McCarthy.

“It’s hard to quantify what a betrayal of the Constitution that is,” he added.

McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, added that he hoped Trump’s presidency would eventually be remembered as a “historical aberration.”

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