Anyone still consider Trump their savior?

Letters to the Editor

We’ve all been swindled at some point by a fast-talking salesman who promoted a simple product or simple ideas. After we buy the product there is a period of dissonance where we may experience dissatisfaction.

We remind ourselves that we shouldn’t have bought it in the first place — it was “too good to be true.”

Turns out a lot of Americans, including many who live in Idaho County, got snookered by a fiery salesman named Trump who promised things he couldn’t deliver. And now comes the dissonance and his feeble excuses:

Being a businessman and outsider hasn’t helped much to change the bureaucracy in Washington, DC, even with a majority in both houses.

Being a businessman and outsider hasn’t helped much to change the bureaucracy in Washington, DC, even with a majority in both houses.

  1. The job is harder than he visualized.

  2. The healthcare issue is more complicated than he thought.

  3. The border wall is more expensive than he imagined and Mexico isn’t paying for it.

  4. The immigration issue is causing constitutional red flags.

  5. His budget proposal would cut $38 billion in farm subsidies, which would hurt farmers on the Camas Prairie.

  6. His stance on abortion flip-flopped and might change again.

  7. The Paris Climate Agreement left him isolated and alone.

  8. The North Korean nuclear crisis remains unsolved and may have a disastrous outcome. (You’ll care when the Camas Prairie is hit with missiles.)

  9. The Russians didn’t turn out to be his best friends after all.

  10. The task of passing legislation like tax reform or an infrastructure bill won’t be easy, and would increase the $19.8 trillion national debt.

Was it naiveté, just plain ignorance, or trickery? Does anyone still consider him their savior? Or, like most unethical peddlers, should he be run out of town?

Joan M. Kopczynski

Spokane, Wash.

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