One may wonder why anyone would want President Donald Trump to be their leader or, for that matter, the GOP to be in control after analyzing the four years under his/their administration. This is not a dialogue on political views but rather on common sense, critical thinking skills, and probably the gene pool.

To start with, take two of many examples where elected officials demonstrated a complete lack of either a good education or processing abilities. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, brought a snowball into the Senate chamber to “ridicule” climate change, illustrating his not knowing the difference between local weather and global warming. Rep. Louie Gohmet, R-Texas, thought that the Forest Service could somehow “alter” the orbit of the moon to combat climate change.

And of course, how can one forget the “alternative facts,” as expressed by one of Trump’s senior advisors?

Probably the best example of ineptness was continuously displayed by Trump. During one speech he commented that our Revolutionary Army “secured” the airports (airports in 1776?). Trump’s suggestion that we “nuke” hurricanes brought chills to his staff (and the world). To show further lack of common sense, Trump suggested digesting household disinfectants to kill the coronavirus (and the patient). He also suggested a “strong light“ could provide the same result.

One requirement as a leader of any nation is knowing with whom you are having a conversation. Trump on several occasions had no idea. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, was referred to as Tim Apple. Then there were the countless number of “covfefes” of word typos and mispronunciations.

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Although the above is scary, they pale in light of Trump’s two most outrageous actions. One is his baseless assault on the integrity of our voting system; the other is his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Burleigh K. Rapp


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