Sat | Dec 16, 2017

Trump beyond redemption

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Finally, President Trump's Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde character is very visible now for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear.

His KKK and neo-Nazi credentials are now on full display for all the world to see and hear - well, only for those whose minds are not politically and morally warped.

Trump is getting even more isolated, desperate, and erratic as he leaves the orbit of mainline America; so, he has to increasingly ingratiate himself with his base with even more outlandish rhetoric.

Because of his inability to get any of his major pieces of legislation on the statute books, e.g., repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and because his other major legislative platforms are in doubt - i.e., proposed infrastructural projects, tax reform, increased budget limit - he has thrown red meat to his conservative, reactionary, and racial bases. Sadly, significant Evangelical Christian groups still wholeheartedly embrace him.

What is the future, then, for this president? For America? For race relations? For the future of America's relationship with the rest of the world?

Well, whenever this man is no longer president, he would have gone down in American history as probably the worst president of all time. As a matter of fact, one doesn't even have to wait until that time.

GEORGE S. GARWOOD