Trump and the press

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Any poll or news crit­i­cal of our “Twit­ter” pres­i­dent, Don­ald Trump, is “fake news.” Don’t take my word for it. Ask him. He will likely ver­ify such and tell you it was made up by the “ly­ing” news me­dia.

Trump knows, I be­lieve, that the news me­dia helped elect him by pro­vid­ing mil­lions of dol­lars in free ad­ver­tis­ing through air­ing and print­ing his out­landish and far-out ram­blings.

Yes, it’s the un­usual that makes news, and our pres­i­dent cer­tainly qual­i­fies in that cat­e­gory.

Does our na­tion need change? I be­lieve it does, but not at the rad­i­cal pace Trump is set­ting, such as try­ing to throw out Oba­macare with noth­ing to re­place it, build­ing a wall on the Mex­i­can bor­der with no money au­tho­rized for such, etc.

I do, how­ever, agree with Trump that if we are go­ing to pro­tect the world against ter­ror­ism, other na­tions should pro­vide more troops and fi­nan­cial sup­port. Af­ter all, our na­tion is al­ready $20 tril­lion in debt.

Like it or not, Trump is our pres­i­dent and I do be­lieve we should give him a chance. I pre­dict, how­ever, that if he doesn’t shape up in six months, lead­ers of both ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties will ask him to re­sign.

Will he do so? Of course not, un­less he senses that he could be im­peached. VER­NON McDANIEL


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