To The Editor:
Dear Sen. Blunt, Sen. McCaskill and Congressman Luetkemeyer —
I am asking you to reprimand President Trump whenever he twitters in crude language, insults other heads of state, lies, breaks formal multinational agreements, fires highly respected officials in our government, removes the security clearance from former top level intelligence officials, calls mainstream media “the enemy of the people,” or tries to shut down the necessary investigation conducted by Robert Mueller.
I would have been very upset with my kids, their friends, or their teachers if they had described someone with words like dog, animal, or crazed crying lowlife, no matter how poorly that person had behaved. A president should be a model for the entire country and therefore should not use such crude and hateful descriptions for anyone.
According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker analysis Aug. 1, 2018, President Trump has accumulated 4,229 false or misleading claims during those past 558 days in office. I realize that even presidents make mistakes, but such a huge number of mistakes are most likely the result of poor education or a dishonest mind.
President Trump showed the world that formal agreements signed by the United States can be broken any time. With the stroke of his pen he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris agreement on climate change signed in 2015.
I am especially offended whenever President Trump undermines our most trusted newspapers and journalists but instead uses information from the unreliable Breitbart News Network and talk-show host Alex Jones or when he trusts President Putin of Russia more than our own intelligence agencies.
According to a July 6, 2018, CNN article, 51 people in President Trump’s administration left or had to leave since he took office. Yesterday John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, was stripped of his security clearance for criticizing our president. Others most likely will follow. With this action the president stops a former official with extensive experience from giving valuable advice to any of his present cabinet members. But his son-in-law, with no government experience, recently received the highest security clearance even after having to update four times the required questionnaire for security clearance because he had made over 100 errors and omissions. Such decisions defy any logical thinking!
The office of the president requires highly critical thinking skills. Whenever such skills are lacking, members of Congress should step up and add such skills.