Trump’s media blast a worry
YOUR Editorial and Sean Leahy’s cartoon ( C-M, Nov 9) were correct.
The US midterm elections were a startling reminder that America, under Donald Trump’s leadership, is politically divided.
However, with the economy in positive territory, he simply ignores his critics and blindly marches forward on a wave of support from middle America.
Trump’s first press conference after the midterms, “calling out” certain journalists who, in his eyes, were the “enemy of the people” was bellicose and bravado that should worry anyone who understands the importance of a free press to democracy.
The next two years of his presidency will surely be tested as the Democrats use their numbers in the House of Representatives to attack him any way they can. It will be interesting to see if the US survives such tumult, upheaval and questionable leadership. Paul Henderson, Wynnum DONALD Trump’s belligerent and bullying behaviour towards a reporter is beyond belief.
Sadly, the continued fascination by the media with this tyrannical politician only encourages his boorish behaviour towards anyone who dares to question his irrational authority.
The media should show their contempt for this bully by walking out en masse from his next press conference. Richard Lancaster, Clontarf