This letter is paid content. Dear Editor:
What will it take?
To the many Trump supporters in the Valley, I would only ask: At what point will this President do or say something that will cause you to finally say enough is enough? Will it be when his documented total of lies reaches 30,000, when more of his close associates are convicted of crimes, when he compares the shooting of Jake Blake to missing a three foot putt, refers to our fallen and serving soldiers as losers and suckers, or says “get rid of the ballots, then there won’t be a transition”? Or how about the recent revelation that he paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years?
Or could it be his disastrous handling of the Covid 19 crisis? He admittedly underplayed the crisis and failed to unify the nation. Medical experts agree that his leadership failure has led to tens of thousands of lost lives that could have been saved. He not only fails to wear a mask himself but continues to assemble large crowds in confined spaces and mocks those take proper precautions. Bob Woodward, highly respected author of Rage, described the Trump administration handling of the crises as a “staggering, monumental tragedy across the board”.
Trump voters, you made a deal with the devil that got you a tax break for the rich and a slew of conservative justices. But in exchange you got a nation in chaos, the absolute worst response to Covid 19 in the developed world, our foreign relations in shambles and a Republican Party that no longer knows what it stands for. Was it worth it? It’s time to turn off Hannity and listen to the many former national security officials, generals, conservative journalists such as George Will and David Brooks, former Trump cabinet members, and over 50 authors who have testified to the ineptness of this President. And finally, there is Bob Woodward who concluded after 18 recorded interviews, that Trump is the wrong person for the job. I urge you to use your vote to end this travesty.
Chuck Sambs Roberts, Wis.