To the editor:
Amid descriptions of chaos and disorder and aimless wanderings in the White house, the New York Times also reported that Donald J. Trump claims that he "was not fully briefed on the contents of the Executive Order" he signed that put Steve Bannon on the National Security Council, that the paper was just put in front of him and he signed it and no one briefed him on it. (Later, of course, he tweetlashed the "failing" @nytimes for writing "total fiction" about him, but this sort of Trumpian reaction is so typical that it can be safely ignored here.)
Whether you believe that Trump truly did not know what he was signing or whether you believe he's lying about not knowing what he was signing, well, neither alternative paints a picture of a man who is fit to lead the United States of America or, indeed, any country. It’s not hard to imagine other scenarios in which he signs executive orders he hasn’t been briefed on that place us all in life-threatening situations.
Is this enough? Is this is the final straw? Is this what it takes for us all to agree that it’s time to remove Trump and Pence and Bannon and their billionaires and unqualified appointees and replace them with a governing body that can restore dignity and order and true security to our country? I hope so. I could use a good night’s sleep.