Letter: Shades of autocracy

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Shades of autocracy

President Donald Trump just held his first full cabinet meeting. That in itself says a lot about how he governs, his view of himself and his respect for, or lack of, respect for his Cabinet members.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quoted as saying, “It’s an honor to be able to serve you.” He didn’t say it was an honor to serve the people of the United States. He didn’t say it was an honor to serve in the government led by President Trump. It was an allegiance to the man himself. This is something I would expect in an autocratic regime such as Turkey or Belarus, not the United States.