Letter: On Trump: This too shall pass
On Trump: This too shall pass
Mr. Trump continues to exceed even my expectations for smallness, and to amaze me by his steady stream of incoherent tweets, juvenile comments, delusional pronouncements and staged cabinet meetings. What a reality show. Should we be surprised? A minority of the country elected him — a clown — and so we now have a circus. I expected turmoil, uncertainty and lies and he’s delivered “in spades.”
He has managed to drive away 40 percent of his White Hours employees, damaged the reputation for those who remain, insulted our allied leaders, tried to disrupt arrangements that have given Europe a 70-year stretch of peace, and made friends of dictators and thugs.
His actions have resulted in felony convictions for his foreign policy advisor, national security adviser, campaign chair, as well as his campaign aid. He promised to clear the swamp, and instead hired alligators and snakes. And Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion report is yet to come. Can’t wait for that.
This is quite an achievement for so short a time in office. He’s managed to spend nearly a third of his time golfing. He pollutes our air with an average of two-plus lies a day. He attempts to discredit our free press. And, he stays totally distracted by his sexual obsession and marriage infidelity exploits.
Role model, leader of the free world and spokesperson for our country, he is not. He constantly gives us reasons to be ashamed because of his bankrupt morality, boorish personality, wanting intellectual prowess and incapacity to understand the dignity of anyone who is not of the privileged rich.
And, as if all this weren’t enough, recently he couldn’t even see fit to honor the late Sen. John McCain, who was truly the patriot and leader that he pretends to be. Such a minimal tribute as that of lowering the White House flag to half-staff and issuing a public tribute was totally mired in the smallness and muck of his fragile self-esteem, thin skin and self-absorbed cocoon. Pathetic.
He belittles those who disagree with him, lacks knowledge of history, acts like the constitution doesn’t exist and can only float on the surface of deep thinking. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Mr. Trump isn’t quite at the level of discussing people yet.
As has been said of past dark chapters in our history, “This too will pass.” And it can’t come too soon for him.
Ronald Fischer, Fraser
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