LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dislike of Trump can't be reason for calling him 'unfit'
So, how is President Trump doing after his first year in office? Well, some of my Democrat friends along with some far right Republicans and the national media seem to really dislike his boorish ways and his tendency to intimidate those who disagree with him. Fair enough. But the dislike of the person, Mr. Trump, simply cannot be "the" reason for calling him an "unfit" president. Rather, let's take a look at his actions and directions that has put our country on the path we walk today.
I base my following comments on a recent op-ed in the Washington Post by Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at the Federalist.
• Conservatives have praised Mr. Trump on his successful nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
• President Trump has appointed 12 appellate judges to the bench who have conservative approaches.
• Trump has announced 448 deregulatory actions along with 131 new regulatory actions. Have these actions caused major corporations to infuse more capital into their businesses resulting in an unbelievable uptick in the stock market? Does that affect you? It probably does if you have an IRA or are vested in a pension plan (Take a look at the value of your pension plan or IRA this past July and now.)
• Corporate tax reform has been passed along with tax cuts. As an example, Mollie Hemingway points out, Pepco, a power utility in the mid-Atlantic region is lowering consumer's electric bills. Hmm? I wonder if Otter Tail and Beltrami Electric will follow suit? Hint. Hint. Hint.
• President Trump has turned over tactical decisions to those in command on the battlefield.
• Mr. Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, although past presidents have avoided following this direction given by the Senate for 20 years.
• Stock markets and consumer confidence have sharply rebounded.
Well, we should look forward to the media being critical of Trump, which is their right and responsibility, asking only the following question. Are they critical of Trump, the person, or is it his policies and actions, or a combination of the two?