Two Faced President

As a Conservative Independent, I agree with some of Trump’s domestic policies, but Trump is two faced concerning foreign trade.

President Trump harassed and threatened Harley Davidson because they are moving their foreign production overseas in response to the imposition of the Trump tariffs. He has railed against other U.S. companies who have moved facilities to foreign countries.

Trump’s trade war with China might eventually even out the trade imbalance with China, but it might lead to China establishing trade deals with other countries and the permanent loss of revenue to U.S. companies and farmers.

Trump has businesses all over the world producing his products.

Trump shirts have been made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam. Some of Trump’s suits came from Indonesia. His eyeglasses are from China. Some furniture emanates from Turkey. Trump flags and hats are made in China.

Many of the Trump hotel products manufactured overseas, include pens, shampoo, body wash, moisturizers, shower caps, laundry bags, pet products and bath towels from China.

Trump’s outsourcing is inconsistent with his attacks on U.S. companies manufacturing products overseas. He is two faced and does not practice what he preaches. I will not vote for him again

Editor: Re: Trump Is A Security Threat

Trump is a threat to our security because he continues to befriend Putin, who is an adversary of the United States and the Western world; and Trump continues to condemn our intelligence agencies.

Trump refuses to condemn Russia for interfering in the 2016 election, and he demeans Special Counsel Mueller, while trying to weaken the investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Trump fired FBI Director Comey and had Attorney General Sessions fire Deputy Director McCabe. They were heavily involved investigating the Russian interference in the election.

Trump refuses to condemn Putin for incursions into Ukraine and Georgia, and poisoning the former Russian intelligence official in England.

Against the advice of his advisers, Trump called Putin and congratulated him on the Russian election victory, which was a sham election.

It appears Trump trusts and admires Putin and he is willing to overlook Russian transgressions. Will this affect Trump’s strategic decisions impacting Russia? Trump has control over the launch of retaliatory weapons against Russia if it attacks the U.S. Our national security is in jeopardy. As a former holder of a top- secret cryptographic security clearance, I question whether Trump qualifies for a top secret security clearance.

Letters to the Editor: Re: Putin is the Enemy

— Vladimir Putin denies Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but U.S. intelligence agencies have conclusive evidence of the meddling.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies with interfering in U.S. elections.

The U.S. has sanctioned Russian individuals. The Russian firm, Internet Research Agency, which directed the Russian espionage in the election was funded by Yevgency Prigozhin, a close ally of Putin.

During an interview with Megyn Kelly, Putin attempted to shift the blame for the election interference to Russian citizens who, according to him, are not real Russians. This dumb commentary was made by a so-called, world leader.

Putin said, “Maybe they’re not even Russians. Maybe they’re Ukrainian, Tartars, Jews-just with Russian citizenship.”

Evidently, Communist Russia has varying classes of citizens based on ethnicity, religion and other backgrounds.

Inhumane Putin and Communist Russia are enemies of the U.S. and other democratic countries.

Trump The Terrible

— President Trump’s character flaws are overwhelming his administration and placing our country in jeopardy. Former CIA Director John Brennan referred to Trump as “unstable, inept, inexperienced and also unethical.”

I add divisive, chaotic and terrible judgement.

In the past 15 months the following White House personnel have left: Stephen Bannon, Chief Strategist; Mike Dubke, Communications Director; Michael Flynn, National Security Adviser; Sebastian Gorka, White House Adviser; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser; Omarosa Manigault Newman, Director of Communications for Public Liaison; Rob Porter, Staff Secretary; Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser; Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff; Anthony Scaramucci, Communications Director; Keith Schiller, Director Oval Office Operations; Sean Spicer, Press Secretary; Katie Walsh, Deputy Chief of Staff; Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Senior Director Intelligence; Tera Dahl, Deputy Chief of Staff; Derek Harvey, Middle East Adviser; Rich Higgins, Director Strategic Planning Office; Josh Raffel, Senior Communications Official; Michael Short, Senior Assistant Press Secretary; and Gary Cohn, Economic Adviser.

FBI Director Comey; Deputy FBI Director McCabe; and Secretary of State Tillerson were fired.

This turmoil is occurring during an investigation into Russian meddling in our election; Putin threatening us with nuclear weapons; China expanding its influence in the world; North Korea developing long range nuclear missile systems; Iran fomenting war in the Middle East; Muslim terrorists attacking the Western world; and domestic shooters killing Americans with assault weapons.

Trump The Terrible!

P.S. I am registered undeclared in New Hampshire and I have been an Independent for decades

Letters to the Editor: Re: A Preventable Shooting Tragedy

The Parkland, Florida, shooter had a history of violent behavior. Police were called to his house many times but they did not arrest him because the school board had an agreement with the police not to arrest any students.

The FBI received a viable tip indicating he wanted to shoot up a school, but the lead was not pursued.

The following are incredible: A student saw the shooter in a stairway loading his rifle but did nothing to try to stop him when told “things are going to get messy around here.”

The student left the building, did not call 911, but informed a teacher. The teacher drove the student to a baseball field, and then went back to the school to check it out, but the shooting had started.

Why did the armed deputy sheriff assigned to protect the school stand around during the shooting? If true, why did three police officers arrive at the school and take cover behind their vehicles, and not enter the school?

Arming teachers who are not trained to be police officers could be disastrous. What happens when a police officer enters a school during a shooting and encounters a teacher with a gun?

We should increase the age to purchase a firearm to 21. Most school shooters are under 21. We have to improve the background check system. Schools need to lock all entrances and install shatterproof glass and alarms. A heavily armed security guard should be stationed in every school.