Trump: A ‘self-serving con man’
11/22/2019, 6 a.m.
Donald Trump is a horrible president. He has spent three years demeaning the fundamental values and institutions of our democracy. He has scuttled thousands of federal regulations protecting peoples’ health and safety. He has done his best to destroy and eliminate Obamacare’s coverage of 20 million Americans. Worst of all, he demonstrates every day the hurt and the harm of bullying and of bigotry toward those who are not white or male or rich.
President Trump has been the beneficiary of economic growth, which has steadily increased since the economic recovery measures initiated by former President Obama in 2009.
The recent federal tax cut of which President Trump is so proud has mainly benefited his billionaire buddies. Those same billionaire buddies have supplied him a huge financial war chest for the 2020 campaign.
We can expect to see it everywhere. News media are all about free speech and we will see many ads. We also will see new political groups serving as Trump spokespeople.
People will find sincere reasons to forgive this coarse, incurious man, so uninformed and unfit for the office he holds. Some will ignore his vulgarity and his frequent incoherence. Some will profit.
Most will see President Trump as the self-serving con man he is.
BEN RAGSDALE Richmond