Former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis harshly criticized President Donald Trump in a Daily Beast column, writing "we will never save this democracy until we remember what it feels like to have as our president someone who puts democracy above personal, selfish interests."
Davis stressed the country is running the risk of "forgetting what the presidency is supposed to be, [because] we are so bombarded with the crudeness of Donald Trump, his cruelty and wanton disregard for the tenets of our Constitution, that the image of a president who has a moral compass, reveres our democracy and follows its laws is fading from our collective psyche."
Trump "may very well be destroying more than we can ever rebuild," Davis warned, writing that Republican senators, many in the Department of Justice and others who work in the White House, fear Trump's "wrath and his insatiable appetite for revenge."
Davis contrasted the leadership of her father's administration to the current one, writing, "We need to remember who a president is supposed to be, and we do that by remembering who we are supposed to be."
Davis has lashed out at Trump throughout his presidency, including writing in The Washington Post two years ago that the U.S. was created out of an "unwavering commitment" to ideals, including "a free press – one not controlled or hampered by a demagogue who has a good day only when he's being flattered."
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