Letter: Considering the actions of an ‘honorable’ president

Someone spoke to me about the president’s recent visit to this area, describing the president as “honorable.” Honorable by definition is a person who believes in truth and doing the right thing. Whether or not that applies to this president is at the very least debatable.

The most recent episode that counters that “honorable” status occurred last week, when a whistleblower claimed Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate his pollical opponent. Trump eventually admitted to that conversation, saying it was a “beautiful” conversation while refusing to release transcripts of that conversation proving that he did not commit an illegal action.

Full disclosure is not one of Trump’s greatest assets. He says his mind is that of a genius but threatens to sue schools if they release his grades. He claims to have extraordinary business savvy but will not permit anyone to see his tax returns. He has a conversation with Vladimir Putin and then confiscates the notes. He claims to have had bone spurs, but no one can see his medical records, actual medical records and not ones written by him. He says that he is the victim of countless witch-hunts, but prohibits aides and administration staff from testifying before congressional hearings.

He is so “honorable” that he and his offspring are prohibited from ever operating a charitable foundation again.

Abraham Lincoln said something like this, “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.”

Apparently there must be many of his supporters that are OK with existing in the dark.

Charles Thomas



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