Letter: ‘Tricks and treachery’ of the Trump administration

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We now have been through a year and a half of the present administration in Washington. In that year and a half we have seen an attack on civil rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare, women’s right to control their own bodies, public education, a weakening of environmental protections, a cut in the taxes of the wealthiest 1 percent of the population, withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, millions of dollars spent on Trump’s weekend golf trips, a scandal with a porn star, possible collusion with a foreign power to influence U.S. elections, a man who claims to be president saying he has the power to pardon himself. I could go on, but I am limited to only 250 words.

What little legislative success by Republicans in Congress was done by trickery, lies and deceit. We have seen lie after lie coming from the White House. We have seen attempts to impede the investigation into how much influence Russia had in our election, a president who is more concerned about Russia than his own country. A draft dodger who wishes to spend millions on a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to show that he is a great military leader.

Deception, lies, deceit, and possible criminal and treasonous acts were committed by Trump’s associates to maintain the Republican Party’s control of government and to enrich the Trump family and the wealthiest Americans.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.”