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