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Editor, News-Register:

How is it that former President Donald J. Trump stays because the unquestioned chief of the Republican Party, when whereas in workplace it had been documented that he was personally answerable for no fewer than 30,573 false statements, and together with his egotism and hypocrisy being fairly past examine, alongside together with his multitude of misdeeds, and divisive rhetoric, have, seemingly, carried out little to curb his recognition inside his present political get together? 

Recall additionally that, for many years, Mr. Trump had been a staunch Democrat, earlier than changing into an unbiased politically, and solely lately changing into a Republican when he, close to 70 years of age, determined to run for the workplace of president within the 2016 election. He has sadly reworked the as soon as proud Republican get together into little greater than the Trump character cult. 

Examples of Mr. Trump’s hypocrisy embody the truth that he always derided his Democratic opponent within the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, as “Crooked Hillary” and led the mantra to “lock her up” because of her inappropriate sending of presidency emails as secretary of state on her non-public e-mail server. However, Mr. Trump, upon his leaving the White House, illegally took greater than 100 categorized paperwork, and secretly saved them at his Mar-A-Lago property in Florida, which have been lastly recovered over a yr and a half later by licensed officers from the US Justice Department. 

Should Mr. Trump himself not be known as “Crooked Donald,” accompanied by the mantra to “lock him up?”

In addition, Mr. Trump has usually acknowledged that anybody who pleads the fifth Amendment, to refuse to reply pertinent questions in a court docket of regulation is, with out query, responsible of what he/she had been charged. 

Well then, how is it that Mr. Trump lately invoked the fifth Amendment, when pressured to testify earlier than the New York Attorney General, for his being charged that he allegedly made false statements on his property to tax officers for his private profit?

Does this, because of his earlier declare, verify his guilt as nicely?

Also, earlier than working for president in 2016, Mr. Trump had oftentimes acknowledged that “anybody who runs for public workplace that refuses to launch their revenue tax returns for public scrutiny, must be barred from working for workplace.”

However, Mr. Trump did simply that when he ran for president in 2016, and once more in 2020, and solely lately the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has legally been granted approval to overview Mr. Trump’s tax returns from 2015-2020.

Mr. Trump additionally continues to refuse, despite all precise proof on the contrary, to concede the 2020 presidential race to the rightful winner and present president, Joe Biden. This can be an important and lasting a part of the Trump legacy.

Richard Hord

Martins Ferry

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