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Don Salcedo

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

During these troubling times, I have found many of the actions and behaviors of our president and his supporters in Congress so arrogant. My opinion of Trump was summed up very well for me when I read that Steve Schmidt, a well known Republican political consultant, stated: “Trump is incompetent, dishonest and profoundly indecent. His staggering incapacity for moral leadership in this unprecedented moment is hard to overstate. His empty boasting, dishonesty, blame gaming, lack of empathy and fragile ego are a deadly combination of traits right now.”

I would suggest that people watch the behavior of our president and see if you agree with me that Trump appears at times to be more concerned about his image or his popularity. He attacks reporters, congressmen, governors, or anyone who questions his inaction to provide leadership during these difficult times. On the other hand, at the same time, he spends a considerable amount of time and energy in pursuit of those things that he cares about most — especially himself. Trump is spending time trying to mediate a dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia over the issue of oil production. It appears he is more interested in increasing the price of gasoline during this time. Trump refuses to reopen enrollment for Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). In fact, at the present time, the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress are in court trying to get rid of Obama Care and force millions of Americans off health insurance coverage when they need it most. I haven’t heard of such cruelty since Adolf Hitler was a pup.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has finally issued a statewide stay home order. Victims of the pandemic in Missouri in the future may very well be the result of the delay by Governor Parson and the refusal of Trump to issue a nationwide stay home order.

Come November, I will remember Trump and his supporters in Congress, the Missouri Legislature and local governments. I will vote Democrat from the courthouse to the White House.

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