Dahleen Glanton (“Trump’s web of deception, distraction grows,” Oct. 26) cited Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Barack H. Obama as examples of presidents who commanded respect. She is at best a poor judge of character.
Roosevelt during his watch played fast and loose with the Constitution by attempting to stack the Supreme Court, prolonged a Great Depression and allowed Adolph Hitler to run amok, which resulted in the world at war.
Kennedy, famous for an event beyond his control, allowed the debacle at Bay of Pigs and construction of the Berlin Wall; Khrushchev quickly saw one who was weak and indecisive, which led to installing missiles in Cuba, nearly resulting in nuclear conflict.
Obama, showed his greatest talent in the Rose Garden Beer Summit. A paragon of can kicking left his successor with North Korea, a flat economy, Iran funding terrorism, lost opportunities during the Arab Spring, poorer domestic racial relations, disregard for the rule of law, an IRS stifling stifle political opponents, poor Supreme Court justices, a national debt beyond imagination, another failing entitlement, a string of lies from “you can keep your coverage” and the death of our ambassador and three others.
Trump in nine months has accomplished more to inspire our economy than Obama did in eight years, much by undoing Obama’s blunders. Instead of focusing on the losing “Affordable Care Act,” a misnomer, Obama could have focused on restoring a lagging economy. But, no, idealism trumps working Americans. One might not like Trump’s style, but his results are remarkable.
James C. Clifford