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Letter: Trump is not worthy of our highest office

Trump is not worthy of our highest office

I am a senior citizen. I am worried about our nation and its leadership and the chaos that is happening. President Trump is the president of all the citizens of the United States of America, and he should act in a manner that is worthy of this nation’s highest office. He has not.

His notorious Twitter rants about the size of the crowd at his inauguration and about “fake news” (quite frankly some of which he is responsible for) and his name-calling of others is not what a president should do. But no one can get this through Trump’s fantastically huge ego.

I don’t want to use the 50-cent words here. I prefer the more common and old-fashioned ones: liar, con man, vengeful, ego-driven, spoiled child. He refuses to act as an American president, for example, passing secret information to the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, then it’s a duck.

There is only one way for the rest of us to have confidence in our elected officials – an independent, nonpartisan investigation. The senators and representatives are supposed to safeguard the country and provide checks and balances on the executive branch. Officials need to grow a spine and get to the bottom of any Russian involvement in our country, from the president’s taxes, to why American reporters were cut out of the Russian meeting and how many of his advisers have ties to foreign governments. We, the people, have a right to know.

Barbara Crawford


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