To the Editor:
Since the election, many of my friends have mentioned that they have “voter’s remorse” after casting their vote for Donald Trump. Is it any wonder? In less than four weeks, our new president has managed to alienate and frustrate several world leaders with his outrageous comments as well as jeopardize the lives of thousands of immigrants and refugees with his travel ban. (Yes, it is indeed a “ban.”)
Our country is in a state of real and undeniable turmoil. Alternative facts cannot dispute the truth. Our national security is threatened because Mr. Trump has delusions of grandeur and ambitious goals to govern the United States comparable to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It is beyond comprehension that Mr. Trump acknowledges that Putin is a dictator and a murderer of journalists but yet still considers him to be a “great leader.” Why don’t the Trump supporters see anything wrong with this picture?
America has been the most respected country in the world for decades. It has thrived continuously because of the enduring principles of the U.S. Constitution. As citizens, we must not tolerate Mr. Trump’s discrimination of people regarding race, ethnicity, religion or sexual identity. His cabinet appointees clearly reflect his lack of diversity. Isn’t it frightening Steve Bannon is a member of Mr. Trump’s inner circle?
Hopefully, one of three scenarios may prevail in the near future. Mr. Trump may resign when he and the GOP controlled Congress recognize that he lacks the intelligence and leadership skills to govern our country. Or, if and when he releases his tax returns, investigations may disclose that conflicts exist with him personally and his many companies which would justify impeachment proceedings. Finally, a federal indictment for his business ventures may be a mechanism to terminate his presidency.
A woman can dream, right?
Carol A. Pasquarello