This is a rebuttal to Jerry Daniels’ letter of Aug. 1 which rebuts mine of July 16 to Bill Collins.
The reason I disavow news sources is most political news can be spun left wing or right wing, depending on views of the news outlet. My opinion is most news outlets lean heavily left. Many Trump critics were obsessed with Russia and race in an attempt to offset the president’s achievements. The Russia deception has vaporized, leaving race as the liberals’ only hope. A recent example of race-spinning showed Elijah Cummings giving his impression of migrant treatment at the southern border. Trump felt the words were not only harsh but untrue and hit back at Cummings by describing the representative’s district in Baltimore as in horrible condition and infested with rodents. The left-wing media seized on the word infested as offensive and racist.
Unfortunately, people interested in political news are often blinded by left-wing bias and screams of racism. This liberal outlook is anchored by nondiscerning radicals such as politicians, entertainers and sports figures.
Regarding Trump lies, Mr. Daniels should keep counting them if it brings him peace. I feel that presidents are mainly judged on results — principally the economy and safety. I agree with Mr. Daniels that other elements are also important. Concerning health care reform, Obama’s signature legislation was riddled with lies and incompetence, and constructing a viable reform has been met with resistance on many fronts. Other issues mentioned in Mr. Daniels letter have been ignored by all previous administrations. I disagree with Mr. Daniels that trade wars initiated by Trump are not appropriate. There is risk, but when I did business with China, I could not help but think that we were building a Frankenstein monster. This turned out to be true, and strategy must be employed to neutralize this force.
Mr. Daniel’s claim that I disdain diplomacy is untrue. Diplomacy should be coupled with strong negotiation skills. Obama used diplomacy at the expense of the taxpayer. Giving Iran $150 billion while they are chanting death to America is not a good strategy.
Regarding illegal immigration and migrants held in cages: I did not find any left-wing proclamation during the Obama administration describing holding them in concentration camps.
Mr. Daniels doesn’t care for Trump. I respect his view, but I point to Trump’s work ethic, which is a tireless endeavor to improve our country.