Hillary Clinton is just 'normal' bad. Donald Trump is civilization-imperiling bad.

The Democratic nominee is a power-hungry rule-bender with lousy judgment. But at least she won't start World War III on a whim.

A Donald Trump presidency could be catastrophic.
(Image credit: Photo illustration | Ikon Images / Alamy Stock Photo, iStock)

Donald Trump must never be president. His temperament renders him fundamentally unqualified to serve as the head of the executive branch and commander in chief of the armed forces.

This has been obvious for a long time. But it's become indisputable since Trump clinched his party's nomination and began careening from one crisis to the next, each of them caused by his incapacity to exercise rudimentary self-discipline. Most alarming of all, Trump's erratic character has extended to his treatment of foreign policy. America's role in NATO, Russia's actions in Eastern Europe, rules for the use of nuclear weapons — on all of these crucially important topics Trump has demonstrated recklessness far beyond what should be considered acceptable for anyone seeking what is by far the most powerful job in the world.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us