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Reader says incompetence defines Trump

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John Bolton is a well-educated, conservative, rightwing, Republican that has worked closely with four Republican presidents, so when he states President Trump “is not fit for office” and does not have “the competence to carry out the job” people should pay attention.

Our president has proven he is not fit and is incompetent on a daily basis by lying to the American people, but the problem is far worse than lies. His willingness to invite foreign involvement in U.S. elections and to separate babies and small children from their mothers demonstrates traits making him unfit to lead a nation the rest of the world looks to as a leader in democracy and compassion. His declaration that “tariff wars are good and easy to win”, that the coronavirus is a “hoax”, that he believes Vladimir Putin over every intelligence agency in our government, his cut of $693.3 million from the Center for Disease Control in February, and his recent Tweet, “do you get the impression the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?” all indicate a high degree of incompetence.

Bolton gave an additional reason to declare Trump unfit when he said, “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations.” The inability to put the welfare of the nation above his own interests has been noted numerous times, just recently by his insistence on having a political rally in Tulsa, against the advice of every medical expert in the nation and in full knowledge of COVID-19 infections spiking dramatically.

The merits of policy can be debated, but failure to understand how our government works, an inability to understand and respect science, and a constant effort to divide rather than unite are the marks of incompetence and they define Donald Trump.

— Bryce Luchterhand, Unity