I get it. Many millions hate President Donald Trump. What I don’t get is why many people have to tell us this every week, with mostly
opinion-based letters, printed in the Chronicle. One latest missive was mainly about how economic adviser David Stockman has predicted that “... the current stock market bubble is leading to the greatest economic collapse in all of history.”
My first thought was I hoped the letter writer didn’t get of the market when President Trump first took office. I have absolutely no idea what the market will do tomorrow, next week or next year, but just because one man says the sky is falling doesn’t mean I’m buying it. I’ll bet if you asked every financial adviser in Citrus County, you would find very few who would advise one to get out of the market right now. I know that the two I communicate with don’t. As a matter of fact, they are more concerned about a downturn occurring if a socialist-leaning Democrat gets elected.
I would also point out that David Stockman said roughly the same thing about the market back in 2013. Who was president in 2013? The writer asks us to “examine his (President Trump’s) own extensive record of economic failure and bankruptcies.” Well, I believe there are quite a few people who would take his finances over the ones they have now.
I feel most of what is written about President Trump may not actually be false but is often taken out of context, or the entire issue is not presented. Take the Feb. 5 story about Trump’s State of the Union address. It points out Trump did not shake hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, but it didn’t report that the speaker did not give the president the customary salutation when he entered the chambers, and at the end of his speech she ripped apart a written copy of it on national television right behind the president. So, the AP didn’t lie, they just didn’t give the reader the whole story. I consider that biased.
Editor’s note: Later versions of the AP story mentioned Nancy Pelosi ripping up President Trump’s speech.