LET­TERS TO THE EDITOR

The Star Democrat - - OPINION -

Dear Mr. Pres­i­dent

I voted for you be­cause too many il­le­gal im­mi­grants were tak­ing jobs from our cit­i­zens, too many il­le­gal im­mi­grants who com­mit­ted crimes were not be­ing de­ported, be­cause of our onesided agree­ment with Iran, be­cause we were not be­ing re­spected by a num­ber of coun­tries in­clud­ing our al­lies, and be­cause the prior ad­min­is­tra­tion was not re­spect­ing our staunch ally — Is­rael.

At the out­set of the elec­tion process, I doubt that you se­ri­ously thought you would win the elec­tion. How­ever, you were elected pres­i­dent and as such, you should serve in the most im­por­tant po­si­tion in the world with dig­nity and class. Yes, you have been the sub­ject of re­lent­less at­tacks and in­sults be­cause so many peo­ple can­not ac­cept the fact that you de­feated the es­tab­lish­ment, the press, and Hol­ly­wood, al­though who re­ally cares what Hol­ly­wood thinks.

You need to rise above that crit­i­cism and should not re­spond to com­ments made by the press, by tele­vi­sion hosts and en­ter­tain­ers. Re­spond­ing with petty in­sults in an at­tempt to make your­self look bet­ter is de­grad­ing and de­mean­ing to the of­fice of the pres­i­dency of the United States. You should fo­cus on run­ning this coun­try with all of its prob­lems. You should dis­con­tinue your tweets for pub­lic con­sump­tion or at a min­i­mum, they should be fil­tered.

You need to lis­ten to your mil­i­tary ad­vi­sors and fol­low their ad­vice based on their many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the mil­i­tary. Mak­ing state­ments that are in­con­sis­tent with the state­ments of your sec­re­tary of defense and sec­re­tary of state send the mes­sage that you are not on the same page with your cab­i­net mem­bers and that there is in­sta­bil­ity within your Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Your po­si­tion on Cuba is the right one based on the con­tin­ued hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions in that coun­try.

Pres­i­dent Obama’s state­ment that global warm­ing was a greater threat than ter­ror­ism was in­deed il­lad­vised and you were right to pull out of the Paris Cli­mate Agree­ment as we were pay­ing far too much to­ward the ex­penses of some­thing that con­tro­ver­sial. How­ever, any fa­vor­able ac­tions taken by you are un­der­mined by your un­called-for re­marks on Twit­ter and in some of your other pub­lic state­ments.

Please act pres­i­den­tially. Work on the things you were elected to do: the in­fra­struc­ture, taxes, health­care, trade agree­ments and ter­ror­ism.

DEANE A. SHURE

Til­gh­man Is­land

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