President Trump often says he puts America first, as he repeated at the United Nations recently. Yet, what he does and says are far from that.
Putting America first means doing and saying what is in the best interest of the United States.
Threatening to demolish another country gives rational and good people everywhere the impression that America is willing to commit a horrendous war crime if we don’t get our way. That does not serve our best interest.
Promoting a health-insurance program that causes millions of Americans to lose their health insurance is not in our best interest.
Promoting reduced immigration based largely on racial and religious grounds, as was done in the 1920s, is not in the nation’s best interests.
Lowering the tone of political discussion, operating the government by impulse and rejecting the advice of people who know much more about issues than you are not in the nation’s best interest.
Rejecting the overwhelming scientific consensus about the causes and effects of climate change and pulling out of carefully developed agreements entered into by almost every nation on earth are not in our best interest.
Need we go on and on?
Robert J. Moore