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Letter: President seems intent on deceiving the public

Before becoming president, Donald Trump said repeatedly that America wasn’t great, wasn’t exceptional, was as guilty of murdering political opponents as Vladimir Putin and was a laughingstock around the world.

Now he condemns those who criticize his policies on immigration and Palestine as being anti-American and declares that they should go back where they came from.

Apparently, Trump believes his criticism of our country is patriotic truth-telling and that others who criticize it hate America and should leave.

Such conspicuous inconsistency in thinking is evidence that one is either a scoundrel or a fool, either deluding himself or attempting to hoodwink you. It is hard to discern which label most accurately defines Trump, but it is not difficult to conclude that our nation is not well served by a president who is evidently one or the other.

Tony Whall


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