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Letter: Trump's self-destruction continues to unfold

To the Editor:

To Democrats and swing voters: President Donald Trump is currently mired in one White House scandal after another: his taxes, the Russians, the collusion, the Chinese, the Turks, the sex scandals, the Mueller Report, the whistleblowers, the now-cancelled plan to host the G-7 conference at his resort, the mishandling of his southern border wall-fetish.

He has hired and fired politicians for not protecting his massive ego. Some Republican politicians have had the good sense to bail, while others close to Trump have gone to jail. Trump is now desperately defending what is left of his reputation for making some really poor decisions and telling mega-whoppers to the voters who supported him, and to the majority of the voters who didn’t. It’s a wonder he’s had time to get in a round of golf.

The stress of it all is apparently getting to him. A recent example came a couple of weeks ago, when he wandered wildly off-track right there in front of the President of Finland and TV cameras, rambling on about the corrupt press, the Democrats, Joe Biden, and the impeachment proceedings. He just can’t resist a mic opportunity.

This week, Trump gave the nod for the Turks to invade Syria. And the Kurds, our former military ally, are taking a beating as you read these words. How do you make enemies out of friends? Abandon them. Apparently, Trump needs a lasting friendship with Turkey’s tin President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if he is to continue managing his hotel and shopping mall in Istanbul.

I had hoped at least a few Republican politicians, such as Rep. Adam Kinzinger, would have stopped cherry-picking the scandals and gross behavior they could support in this president, and back the legal impeachment process. It’s why we have Democratic candidates opposing Kinzinger who are not willing to support this president’s rampant ineptitude in office, and certainly not the border wall, or the rambling fabricated tweet storm messages.

Trump shrieks at the press, the outcome of the Mueller Report, and the whistleblowers. He is undisciplined and messy in his leadership, and has the shortest attention span of any politician in history, bar none. I revised, slightly, a Ray Bradbury quote: “Don’t interrupt a politician in the midst of self-destructing.  It’s not polite.”

See you at the polls, my friends!

John Omerod

Sycamore

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