- - Monday, May 18, 2020

Why is there so much hatred for President Trump, hatred that started before he was even inaugurated? Was it because he beat Hillary Clinton or because of his many promises — to build a border wall, bring back jobs from China, cancel the Iran nuclear pact, “drain the swamp” and stop American from becoming a socialist nation? Wasn’t it President Obama who, five days before his own inauguration, said that we were five days from ‘fundamentally transforming’ America? How many knew what that meant? Was Mr. Trump perceived as a threat to this transformation?

A sham dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee was used to obtain warrants to spy on Mr. Trump’s aides. A trap was laid for Gen. Michael Flynn, the appointed national security adviser, to get him to lie about talking to the Russian ambassador. We are slowly discovering that top Obama appointees, such as Eric Holder, Susan Rice and James Comey, were involved in the attempt to smear Flynn. How could all this go on without the knowledge and approval of the then president, Obama?

We can no longer trust the top leadership of the FBI. We are witnessing a breakdown in the role of Congress, which has become so polarized as to destroy any semblance of bipartisanship and doing what is right for America. Freedom of the press seems limited to saying negative things about the president. The mainstream media ignores the triumphs of this administration. The damage of all this to American democracy should not be underestimated.

WARREN MANISON

Potomac, Md.



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