‘Our Presidency Has Been Debased’: Jeff Flake Blasts Trump in Harvard Law Commencement Speech


Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake ripped President Donald Trump during a commencement speech to the Harvard Law Class of 2018.

«Your national leadership is — well — not good — at all,» Flake said, smiling to the students.

Flake said the «presidency has been debased» by Trump, whom he called someone with a «bottomless appetite for destruction and division.»

The Snowflake, Ariz. native said Trump only has a «passing familiarity with how the Constitution works.»

He said Trump has left Congress helpless in combating what he called «moral vandalism» emanating from the White House on a daily basis.

Bret Baier asked Flake’s caucus’ leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to react to the 55-year-old’s remarks.

«Obviously I don’t agree with that,» McConnell said, adding that he however wished that Flake would reconsider his retirement.

McConnell said Trump’s administration and the bicameral Republican majority in Congress has overseen a period of «extraordinary accomplishment.»


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