Readers Write: Truth never mattered to Trump

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Readers Write: Truth never mattered to Trump

The president should have better protected us by dealing more effectively in controlling the coronavirus. Apparently, he placed his faith of handling the situation in the hands of God. However, as I’m sure you know, the president does not have many connections with the fellow up above, but the one down below is being made so happy. So is Russia and many other nations hostile to our democratic ways.

Although many of our people love Trump, especially his fellow Republican members of Congress, for their own protection they should not be within breathing distance of him.  Nor should they hold his hand, even if wearing a mask, for so much of what comes out of his mouth is dangerous and contagious, especially his uncorroborated statements, and even when knowing better.

According to informed sources, Trump has made over 22,000 uncorroborated statements. Had he followed the favorite motto of America’s first President, George Washington, that read “Honesty is the best policy”, he certainly would have been better off. The first printing of that proverb appeared in 1599 by Sir Edwin Sandys, an English nobleman and founder of the colony of Virginia. Many other famous American statemen incorporated this maxim into their writings including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine and Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe and Andrew Jackson. It also appears in Washington Irving’s ” Knickerbocker History of New York,” Charles Dickens’ “David Copperfield” and Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” It’s too bad that Trump did not follow in the footsteps of these great Americans. Instead, many of us know what he stepped into with his feet and his even bigger mouth.

“I cannot tell a lie.” A myth attributed to a 6-year-old George Washington. “To corroborate or not to corroborate?” A way to check out whether it be a truth or a lie. Truth matters, unless you have another agenda and Trump’s was not “America First” but always “Trump First.” It’s too bad. He might have made a fairly decent president and now he might become the first former president to wind up in jail. At last now we can root for him to get what he so “richly” deserves. Because of him we must now pray: “Please, God, save America” in order for the world to once again say “God Bless America.”

Alvin Goldberg

Great Neck

 

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