Editorial: Trump’s firing of official is ridiculous

Staff Editorial

President Trump does not seem to be giving up in his fight to invalidate the election results.

On Tuesday, he fired Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the country’s top election security official.

Why did Trump fire Krebs? Because Krebs pushed back against Trump’s claims that the election was rigged.

According to the Associated Press, just hours before he was fired, Krebs tweeted a report in which 59 election security experts said that is no credible proof of fraud in the 2020 election.

We at The Daily Eastern News believe that this firing is emblematic of the Trump presidency.

For the last four years, Trump has retaliated or attempted to retaliate against people who do not agree with him, whether or not he was telling the truth.

Krebs did his job, as did other election security officials, to prove that the election results are legitimate.

But as we clearly know by now, Trump is not a big fan of facts. He would rather fire people that tell the truth than acknowledge that he is wrong or that he is lying.

Trump’s ability to fire people who disagree with him is soon running out, but Krebs’ dismissal may not be the last.