Obama re­spon­si­ble for Trump win

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Ev­ery­one senses with­out the ne­ces­sity of log­i­cal rea­son­ing or knowl­edge of the third law of move­ment for­mu­lated by the English physi­cist and math­e­ma­ti­cian Isaac New­ton that any ac­tion pro­vokes an equal and con­trary re­ac­tion. For ex­am­ple, if you push the wa­ter with an oar the wa­ter re­sponds by push­ing the boat in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. It is a phys­i­cal law, but also a con­cept of prac­ti­cal use in the ev­ery­day life of peo­ple.

It seems lit­tle less than im­pos­si­ble to imag­ine Don­ald Trump’s path to the White House prior to the en­try onto the scene of Pres­i­dent Barack Obama in 2008. A Trump pres­i­dency was not even fea­si­ble in 2012. Para­dox­i­cally, Mr. Obama’s sec­ond term seems to have cre­ated the con­di­tions that pro­voked the pop­u­lar re­ac­tion that gave the tri­umph to Mr. Trump. Mr. Obama’s sec­ond term was a Pyrrhic vic­tory. Mr. Trump would prob­a­bly never have made it to the pres­i­dency of the United States if it had not been for Mr. Obama.

JORGE RIOPEDRE Do­ral, Fla.

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