Charles Blow writes a regular opinion column for the New York Times.


This is one of his most blistering.


He writes about Trump’s recent visit to the New York Times. He says he was almost obsequious in praising the Times, which he has regularly lambasted in tweets. Blow didn’t attend the meeting. He didn’t want to.


He does not expect to “get along” with Trump. He explains why and is thankful that he will be there to stand up for principle.


You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.


I am not easily duped by dopes.


I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence is at the top of American government; I have a moral obligation to do so.


I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything, but rather to speak up for truth and honor and inclusion. This isn’t just about you, but also about the moral compass of those who see you for who and what you are, and know the darkness you herald is only held at bay by the lights of truth.


It’s not that I don’t believe that people can change and grow. They can. But real growth comes from the accepting of responsibility and repenting of culpability. Expedient reversal isn’t growth; it’s gross.


So let me say this on Thanksgiving: I’m thankful to have this platform because as long as there are ink and pixels, you will be the focus of my withering gaze.


I’m thankful that I have the endurance and can assume a posture that will never allow what you represent to ever be seen as everyday and ordinary.
No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity — and certainly this columnist — have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn.


I know this in my bones, and for that I am thankful.