Amer­i­can values

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Re­gard­ing “Did U.S. me­dia hope Trump would fail abroad?” (Page A28, July 9), Parker seemed to get great in­spi­ra­tion from Trump’s Poland speech when he asks “do we have the con­fi­dence in our values to de­fend them at any cost?” Or says “… our values will pre­vail.” How­ever to get in­spired by the­ses com­ments you have to ig­nore the fact that the per­son say­ing them is desta­bi­liz­ing those Amer­i­can values when he goes abroad and den­i­grates the me­dia, his own gov­ern­ment sup­port team, his pres­i­den­tial pre­de­ces­sors and democ­racy by seem­ing to praise au­thor­i­tar­ian lead­ers.

Trump told Putin the Amer­i­can peo­ple wanted him to know their con­cerns about po­ten­tial Rus­sian hack­ing but at no time gave Putin a firm rep­ri­mand com­ing from the pres­i­dent of the United States him­self.

In­spi­ra­tion doesn’t come only from speeches, but also from ac­tions.

Ron Cur­tis, Hous­ton

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