Cov­er­ing Trump

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - OUTLOOK -

Re­gard­ing “Did U.S. me­dia hope Trump would fail abroad? (Page A28, July 9), colum­nist Kath­leen Parker’s chas­tise­ment about the me­dia cov­er­age of Pres­i­dent Trump’s trip to Europe is a weak de­fense of a pres­i­dent who has shown him­self to be ig­no­rant and un­truth­ful about al­most ev­ery­thing. The me­dia is prob­a­bly tired of try­ing to fairly cover a man who calls them fake and their sto­ries lies, but I don’t think they want him to fail, es­pe­cially when he rep­re­sents our coun­try.

His trip’s im­pact is still up in the air, but I have a quib­ble with Parker’s quote from his speech in Poland, “Do we have the con­fi­dence in our values to de­fend them at any cost?”

She sees this as a pow­er­ful and im­por­tant statement of our peo­ple’s ded­i­ca­tion to Amer­ica’s prin­ci­ples. It also sounds like the dec­la­ra­tions of the zealots that want to de­stroy us.

Bob Gayle, Hous­ton

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