Con­gress must keep Trump in check

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

Ja­panese im­mi­grants purely on the ba­sis of their race? Ev­ery penny spent to de­fend our rights un­der the Con­sti­tu­tion is worth it.

Wilfredo Tun­gol Pearl City Dur­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s first 232 days in of­fice, he made 1,145 false or mis­lead­ing state­ments, av­er­ag­ing 4.9 daily, ac­cord­ing to The Wash­ing­ton Post. Other fact-check­ing agen­cies in­de­pen­dently con­firm his habit.

Is he un­able to dis­tin­guish between fact and fic­tion, or is he just try­ing to man­u­fac­ture his own re­al­ity, gen­er­ate me­dia at­ten­tion, bias pub­lic dis­course and en­er­gize his base? How can he be trusted with the nu­clear but­ton, deal­ing with North Korea and Iran, and any other se­ri­ous mat­ter? Re­call­ing his words at the U.N. about North Korea, how can he threaten to an­ni­hi­late 25 mil­lion hu­man be­ings? Is that ap­pro­pri­ate in the U.N.? Is that pres­i­den­tial, Chris­tian, or sane? Amer­ica and the rest of the world may well be headed to­ward an un­prece­dented catas­tro­phe. Only Con­gress may be able to pre­vent it, but do enough rep­re­sen­ta­tives have any back­bone? Are enough truly pa­tri­otic and mo­rally re­spon­si­ble?

Les­lie E. Spon­sel Hawaii Kai

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