Letter: Trump has crossed the line

Mr. Trump, you have finally crossed the line - my line.


For two years, ever since you started making serious noise about being the president, I discounted your efforts by intelligently believing that there was no way you could hurt me.

I continued to harbor this same belief, all the way through the mountain of insensitive tweets made without any serious contemplation of the potential damage done to the targets of these irresponsible comments.

Trump has also continued to fire shots at world leaders, and by doing so, has angered these leaders who had been friends of the United States. Trump continues to insult those who have the capability to unleash dreadful weapons against us.

Trump has done other things that bother me. He has caused the exit of seemingly capable and dedicated citizens from important jobs. Just look at the list of talented individuals he has fired, all the while retaining relatives who have his ear - persons without the necessary clearances.

Many of Trump’s decisions appear to be made without considering the consequences.

So far, I have not heard any supporting opinions from nationally-recognized economists who agree with the president’s edict to impose a tax on imported steel and imported aluminum. I have substituted the word “tax” for tariff.

I do not believe Trump can do this arbitrarily. His thinking will cause huge repercussions internationally.

This example of half-cocked thinking does cross my line.

This Boston tea party imitation could cause all sorts of chaos in our financial circles. Canada and Germany could retaliate with tariffs of their own.

Mr. Trump, stand down. Listen to the experts and stop these extemporaneous utterances. Think about your promises to the common person, like me and my family.

William B. Korth