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Devastation of Trump administration

As with many of you, I was disgruntled by the 2016 election results and the predictable incompetence, enmity and greed expected of a Trump administration. He did not disappoint, but the extent of the devastation has been unprecedented. Never in the history of this country has a chief executive waged an active war, often by Twitter, with the opposing political party, the press, ethnic minorities, immigrants, our LBGT citizens, our allies, anything reminiscent of the former administration, political and moral convention, the intelligence agencies and Justice Department and, frankly, the majority of the American people. His lies are legion and daily

We have lost our hard-won international leadership position and have possibly been irreparably diminished in the process. We must not forget his gutting of regulatory agencies and packing the courts with persons of dubious qualifications. Compounding the situation is the active participation of the GOP whose representatives, almost to a person, have been willing or at best silent participants in the daily chaos. Russia is no doubt happy with the results of its efforts. Please don’t expect anyone to fix this for us. Get involved. Resist.

Richard J. Roberts

Spokane



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