To save U.S., back Trump

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - DANIEL B. JEFFS Ap­ple Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia

Mitt Rom­ney’s scathing re­marks about Don­ald Trump’s com­pe­tency to be pres­i­dent are hyp­o­crit­i­cal, to say the least — par­tic­u­larly given that in 2008 Rom­ney be­trayed the Repub­li­can Party in his feck­less pres­i­den­tial de­bate against Pres­i­dent Obama.

In­deed, even though Mr. Obama lied about call­ing Beng­hazi a ter­ror at­tack, his as­ser­tion dur­ing the de­bate that he did call it an act of ter­ror was sup­ported by highly par­ti­san CNN de­bate mod­er­a­tor Candy Crow­ley — with­out se­ri­ous ob­jec­tion from Mr. Rom­ney. This was a cow­ardly act that proved he was no match for Mr. Obama. Clearly Mr. Rom­ney was not up to de­feat­ing Mr. Obama or stop­ping Mr. Obama’s cor­ro­sive path against our na­tional se­cu­rity and econ­omy.

Surely Don­ald Trump is a po­lit­i­cal phe­nom­e­non in this 2016 elec­tion against Hil­lary Clin­ton, but he also has what it takes to win and re­cover our econ­omy and do­mes­tic se­cu­rity. How­ever, his and Amer­ica’s chances will be se­ri­ously re­duced if dis­or­ga­nized Repub­li­can lead­ers don’t get their acts to­gether, de­feat Mrs. Clin­ton and in­crease Repub­li­can con­trol of Congress.

Alas, if they don’t it will be a cow­ardly betrayal of Amer­ica and our peo­ple. I wasted my vote for Mr. Rom­ney in 2008. My vote for Mr. Trump will not be wasted.

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