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Serious reflection might be in order

To the editor:

As the quite troubling and duplicitous machinations continue at a most disturbing rate, I would like to focus on a select few for reflection and consideration, as such, at least in magnitude, are literally unprecedented historically by our 45th president, Donald J. Trump.

The aforementioned are as follows:

Thus far during his tenure as chief executive of our great nation, Trump has been responsible for making more than 12,000 false or misleading statements. It, sadly, appears that the truth and facts might not be a priority of our current president, according to multiple professional sources.

Reportedly, as of Aug. 16, Trump has incredibly found time to play rounds of golf during 220 days, while spending no fewer than 290 days at Trump properties, after severely criticizing President Barack Obama for his comparatively little golf-playing, stating that his (Trump’s) time would be spent “working at the White House,” making him the unchallenged, by far, leisure- time president.

Candidate Trump vigorously criticized the national deficit of the Obama presidency, while, thanks in a large extent to the Trump tax cuts that disproportionately benefited the wealthiest among us, the national deficit is projected to unprecedentedly surpass the $1 trillion mark this year, and is predicted, unless significant changes are made, to increase significantly further in the future, which is unheard of during times when economic conditions are good and the country is not engaged in a major war.

Is it not most concerning that already two-thirds of Trump’s top aides have departed from their roles in the administration? Again, this being done in such large numbers is unprecedented and quite disturbing.

Also, according to the conservative Wall Street Journal, “There has yet to be built even a single mile of new wall on the U.S.-Mexican border,” which was one of Trump’s campaign promises, along with having Mexico pay for said wall, which, obviously, also is clearly not going to happen.

In addition, also according to the Wall Street Journal, “North Korea is continuing its nuclear weapons and ICBM programs, and now has between 20 and 60 nuclear bombs,” which is quite obviously being ignored by the president, as he continues to heap praise on North Korean potentate Kim Jong Un, while overlooking his obvious breach to de-escalate such threatening and belligerent activities.

Time for serious reflection, perhaps?

Richard Hord

Martins Ferry

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