Reagan: Criminal-in-chief Hillary?

Michael Reagan
Michael Reagan

As I've said:

He's embarrassing.

He's a narcissist.

He's running the worst presidential campaign I've seen in my lifetime.

But Donald Trump is not a criminal.

He's not a professional liar.

He's not an untrustworthy politician.

Hillary Clinton is all three — and much worse.

Thanks to Wikileaks (and no thanks to the mainstream news media), we're getting new details every day about the Clinton Foundation, the global private-public racket Hillary and Bill set up to enrich themselves.

Given her 30-year track record of criminality, we'll find out new dirt on her the next time Wikileaks dumps a couple thousand more John Podesta emails.

But we already know what Hillary is. She is a crook. She is a liar. She is untrustworthy. She is corrupt. She is incompetent.

Her judgment in and out of office has been shockingly bad, whether she's enabling the insatiable sexual and financial greed of her pretend husband, ignoring government rules about having a private email server, defying a congressional subpoena, cheerleading the toppling of Libya or using a charitable foundation as a front to rake in millions of dollars in global graft for her crime family.

Until now, Hillary virtually has been given a free pass to the White House by two of the most important mainstream media places — the front pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

But Wikileaks' data dumps are finally forcing both of the journalists of those institutions to put aside their liberal biases and dig deeper into the oily workings of the Clinton Foundation — aka, "Bill Clinton, Inc."

Now the Post has given us the new phrase "Circle of Enrichment" to describe how the foundation's operatives have filled Bill's pockets with millions of corporate dollars for doing little more than being Hillary's political husband.

Hillary Clinton has already proved, again and again, that she cannot be trusted with even a little power.

As bad as Trump is, if she and her liberal cronies get their grubby hands on the White House they will make hundreds of appointments to the Defense Department, the IRS, the EPA and a thousand other federal places.

Unless a Republican Congress exists to stop her, President Hillary will give America more of everything it doesn't need — more taxes, more spending, more deficits, more regulations on business, more government health care, more gun laws, more illegal immigrants, more liberals on the Supreme Court.

Anyone who's been reading this column for the last 15 months, or following my tweets @ReaganWorld, knows how I feel about Trump and how the inept GOP leadership allowed him to slime the Republican brand.

But as I said in my first tweet after the Republican Convention, I don't want Donald Trump to lose because I didn't show up at the voting booth.

No matter how bad he is, there is no doubt a president Trump will make better appointments, push better laws and be more honest than a president Hillary.

Trump has verbalized his positions terribly, run a terrible campaign and proves 10 times a day that he's not a politician.

But he's not a criminal.

And if I have a choice between a narcissist and a criminal for president, I'm going to vote against the crook every time.

Michael Reagan is the son of the late President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and an author. Follow him on Twitter @reaganworld.