Letter: He’s now called President Trump

Donald Trump’s self aggrandizement to massage his massive ego began in the 1970s and ’80s. He manipulated coverage in the New York tabloids with help from his two alter-egos, Steve Bannon and John Miller, by spinning tall tales of how Madonna and other stars were beating down his door for his attention while also chronicling his tremendous business success.

Fast-forward a few years and you have Trump bragging that he can grab women between their legs and get away with it because he’s a star. He also agreed with Howard Stern that his daughter, Ivanka, was a “nice piece of (vulgarity).”

Trump said he personally witnessed thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering as the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. He also bragged that he could shoot someone on the streets of New York and not lose a single vote.

After losing the popular vote by 3 million votes, he claimed 3- to 5-million people voted illegally and everyone of those voted for Hillary. He said attendance at his inauguration was the largest in history, though photographs prove otherwise.

He ridiculed a reporter with a disability. He took $1o,000 from his charitable organization to buy a 10-foot portrait of himself. He had to pay a $25-million fine for defrauding people at Trump University. If a story upsets him, his answer is to cry “fake news.”

These are his ridiculous tweets, including the most ridiculous one that came at 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning. It accused former President Barack Obama of bugging the phones in the White House.

These are just some of the things that have endeared him to his supporters. This is our president of the United States.

— Gerald Stechschulte, Ottawa

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