Letter to the editor: Thank you, President Trump
Thank you President Trump:
… for being the first president since Nixon to not release your tax returns (with the exception of Ford, who released a summary rather than a return).
… for tweeting offensive names about those who disagree with the stand you take.
… for bullying, name-calling and changing your explanation for statements that you have made.
… for revoking Obama-era gun checks for people with mental illness.
… for supporting the NRA’s position by not raising the age limit on buying certain assault- style weapons from 18 to 21, and supporting a proposal to arm teachers.
… for placing the U.S. military on the southern border and authorizing Border Patrol to use tear gas on asylum-seekers, including women and children.
… for sending asylum- seeking parents back to their country of origin while keeping their children in the United States.
… for the decision to place the economy of the United States above the murder and torture by the Saudi Arabian government of a journalist residing in the United States.
… for telling us that money was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal as private transactions.
… for allowing Americans to go without health insurance and doing nothing to lower the price of prescription medicine.
And lastly, thank you, President Trump, for using a government shutdown in an effort to force the appropriation of $5.7 billion for a wall that you said would be paid for by Mexico.