We can survive the Trump era

To the Editor:

President Trump never ceases to amaze me on his downward spiral to be the worst president in U.S. history.

The potential Nero of American political history, President Trump fiddles on Twitter hill about NFL football players kneeling while 3.5 million Americans on Puerto Rico suffer and die in the aftermath of a major hurricane; while his fifth attempt at an Obamacare repeal bill dies; while he ratchets up a potential nuclear holocaust with North Korea; and while he continues on his general insidious course of dividing an already dangerously polarized country.

It’s particularly amazing that Trump disparages Sen. John McCain, who flew hundreds of combat missions as a Navy pilot in Vietnam before he was shot down, tortured and imprisoned by the communists at the “Hanoi Hilton” during the height of the war.

It should be noted Trump got a deferment from serving in Vietnam due to “bone spurs” in his foot. McCain, by the way, had most of his bones broken during his crash and subsequent torture by the communist in Hanoi.

Trump has bragged about chasing women in the New York City disco scene during the time McCain was imprisoned. Trump, in a radio interview with Howard Stern, said avoiding STDs was “my personal Vietnam.”

Yet, this narcissistic man is our president. The Republic will survive because we are stronger than one sick aberration.

James Budd

Bryson City

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