LETTER: Waiting for return of dignity, respect, trust to presidency

To Ozaukee Press:

After reading the last several pro-Trump letters in Ozaukee Press, I was amazed to see how uninformed and misinformed many of the Trump faithful are. Once again, a reader claimed that the Mueller report was a hoax. A previous reader claimed it was a coup. They are of course both wrong.

Robert Mueller was appointed to lead an investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election by Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general and number two official of the U.S. Justice Department. The investigation was very helpful in finding corruption in the Trump administration; six associates of Trump have been convicted. They are Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone.

A recent letter writer was under the impression that there was Democratic corruption in Washington, but, as we can see, it is Republican corruption related to Donald Trump. Thanks to the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives, we now know that Trump committed bribery, extortion and expected a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian president.

This writer also suggested we should turn to Rush Limbaugh for “alternative news.” The Limbaugh radio program is not a news program at all. It consists of opinions, conspiracy theories and other such nonsense. Limbaugh sensationalizes everything to keep his ratings up, but it is definitely not a serious news program.

Another writer claimed those of us on the left show disrespect for Trump. Well, how about a little respect from Trump? He recently called Republicans who disagree with him “human scum.” He called Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney a “pompous ass.” Imagine if President Barack Obama had used this term to describe Romney during the 2012 presidential contest. The indignation for the right would have been swift and unrelenting. But Trump says it and not a peep from the Republicans.

Trump has earned no respect. He is an angry, loud-mouthed, mean-spirited man who traffics in insults, name calling and lies. We can no longer believe anything he says. We can no longer trust him. Frankly, most of us didn’t believe or trust him from the very beginning.

How this con man was able to bamboozle so many people on the right will always be a mystery. Let’s just hope it never happens again. We look forward to the day that dignity, trust and respect are restored to the presidency.

James Korthals



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