Delaney: Trump's 'fundamental lack of a moral compass' is hurting the US

Former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight Minnesota AG Keith Ellison says racism is a bigger problem than police behavior; 21 states see uptick in cases amid efforts to reopen The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan says there will be consequences from fraying US-China relations; WHO walks back claims on asymptomatic spread of virus MORE (D-Md.), who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s “fundamental lack of a moral compass” is hurting the U.S.

“It’s a long list,” Delaney said when asked about the most damaging parts of Trump’s presidency at a CNN town hall in Austin, Texas.

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“It’s a long list of grievances I have with him as our president, but I think it’s this fundamental lack of a moral compass, I think that will be the biggest lasting damage.”

Delaney accused Trump of driving divisions among Americans.

“For the American people, what he’s done to degrade the standards in our society — the fear-mongering, his notion that your enemy is your fellow American — I think that is so corrosive and so damaging,” he said. “I think he’s a deeply divisive president who fear-mongers, and his approach is not who we are as an American people. It’s not who we are.”

The Democrat also lambasted Trump’s approach to foreign policy, stating that Trump has a “narrow, transactional” view on global affairs.

“He has a very narrow, transactional view of the world,” Delaney said. “He doesn’t value our allies. He doesn’t value the institutions that we’ve worked so hard to build.”

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