Trump suffers from self-inflicted wounds
It would appear numerous Republican readers of The Star Democrat are tiring of what must seem like a veritable torrent of criticism against Trump, Harris, the dysfunctional Republican Congress, the cabinet circus and Bannon’s battalion of extremist fanatics.
Lately, the self-serving Trump tax cut proposal budget debate, fueled by massive tax cuts for America’s elite wealthy class and the relative pittance savings for the middle class (so Mitch McConnell isn’t quite sure) may well expose how the Republican elites’ plan to make themselves exponentially more rich. Trump’s refusal to acknowledge Putin’s efforts to interfere in the election during the Asia trip demonstrate again that Trump either doesn’t have the personal courage to stand up to Putin, or he fears Putin for the KGB’s ability perhaps to expose Trump’s collusion and even perhaps his Moscow hotel follies.
And the hits just keep on coming. Judge Moore, the revolving door of scandals with Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and the host of other potential witnesses capable of undeniably connecting Trump and his campaign with colluding with Russian hackers hang like a pall over this administration. Indeed, there have been so many selfinflicted wounds endured by Trump, and thus, his supporters, that it’s understandable why Republicans get tired of being confronted with the foreign and domestic results of their votes.
The daily examples of Trump’s fragile ego have caused thinking Americans not to believe what he tweets or says. It’s hard to believe there are any discerning children who believe what he claims. I certainly don’t believe his most staunch supporters believe what he tweets/says. Yet Trump’s hardcore 30 percent just circle the wagons and claim they support him. Certainly Trump has been a consistent beacon of strength to the multi-millionaire white supremacist movement and has earned their support.
I’d suspect that Democrats would tend to hold off on writing letters to the editor if even a handful of Republicans had the courage to acknowledge their dismay and/or frustration with Trump rather than whine about having to face the music in letters to the editor and guest columns. Last week, they voted in New Jersey and Virginia. And just wait until y’all see what happens to you tax-wise and health insurance coverage-wise if Trump, abetted by Harris, get their way.
Note that this Democratic Forum member wrote this letter without any input or approval by my friends in that group. My agenda is to challenge the dangerous directions that Trump is taking this country — with the help of Congressional hangers-on like Andy Harris.