Reading today’s letters to the editor I noticed the second letter in this week written by ardent Trump supporters that were a shift in the president’s support. Both individuals admitted begrudgingly that the president is untruthful, dishonest and immoral but will vote for him based on policy decisions. I believe there are two points of interest here. The first is abandoning the tactic that he didn’t say it or do it and the news was fake. In my short life of 72 years, I have never seen more accurate reporting of news. It may be negative, but if it actually happened, the saying is “you own it.”
The second point is interesting when they say no matter what the president says or does, they will vote for him based on policy. However, their Republican Party is no longer that. It has become a populist party of Trump and no longer stands for fiscal responsibility by controlling costs. Nor does it stand for the Constitution and no one is above the law. This second part is easy and obvious with examples like Ukraine and the president profiting from his properties. The true cost of this presidency may not even be known until years after it ends and I am guessing many lawsuits, to get records of costs of trips that are required by law to keep and release are made available to the public.
Since I am a life-long, registered independent, I take the time to check not only the facts but their sources for validity. I have always felt the leader of this great country should be honest, morally upstanding and transparent to the people he was elected to lead. It is hard to view Trump this way with his history of lies, lawsuits, draft dodging and immoral behavior. He has admitted to being an atheist and has never had to ask for forgiveness since he has never done anything wrong — his words, not mine. I guess one could sum up my statement saying, I am looking for an honest, Christian to lead this country.
All are entitled to their opinion, but one would hope that would be based on verified facts from credible sources. If one simply is satisfied by just pulling the lever on the right or left without thinking, be ready to get what you get and don’t complain.