Archive for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Letter to the editor: Our leader

May 17, 2017


To the editor:

Here is a quote from a recent Time interview with Donald J. Trump: “They said the F-35 program is now straightened out and the costs are way down. They’re down because of me. Then Boeing when the F-18, I mean I must have got thirty-five million of each plane off ... You know they had the F-35s, they had thirty-five of them fly over Japan when [Defense Secretary] General [James] Mattis was there, and they were not detected by the radar. They flew over and everyone said where the hell did they come from? That’s stealth. It’s pretty cool, right. Thirty-five of them flying at a high speed, low, and they were not detected. They flew right over the top of the deal, nobody knew they were coming. Pretty cool, right?”

Our diplomatic relations, foreign policy and nuclear codes are in the hands of this man.


Cary Ediger 1 year, 1 month ago

I am sure you must have misquoted a direct quote thus making this fake news.

Carol Bowen 1 year, 1 month ago

Time interview with Donald Trump, May 11, 2017. The quote is directly from the interview. Check it out before commenting. Let's work on sorting out real fake news together. There sure is a lot of fake news. No disagreement there.

Carol Bowen 1 year, 1 month ago

Oops. Sorry. I was practicing my "fake news" response. Not paying attention.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 year, 1 month ago

I think Cary was trying to be funny. Read the sentence again.

Armen Kurdian 1 year, 1 month ago

The way he spoke, it does sound uneducated, I agree. It's disjointed, like many of his comments. But that type of speech resonates with his base..

Richard Heckler 1 year, 1 month ago

It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence.

Americans have placed vast military power at the discretion of this mind, a presidential discretion that is largely immune to restraint by the Madisonian system of institutional checks and balances.

So, it is up to the public to quarantine this presidency by insistently communicating to its elected representatives a steady, rational fear of this man whose combination of impulsivity and credulity render him uniquely unfit to take the nation into a military conflict.

Renee Patrick 1 year, 1 month ago

An individual with no money or position speaking this way is completely disregarded. Perhaps he should be afforded the same courtesy.

Bob Smith 1 year, 1 month ago

In other news, yesterday a Weiner was grilled in a NYC courtroom.

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