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Friday, June 17, 2022

There were plenty of red flags leading up to Jan. 6

To the Editor:

There has been a lot of talk of “red flags” in the new gun bill, I’m not sure they have much effect. Case and point, look at the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Trump had several red flags that should have disqualified him from becoming a candidate or at least winning the election.
Let’s see first there was the “Hollywood Tapes” then there was the “Trump Foundation scandal” the “Trump University” thing, not to forget the porn star Stormy Daniels fiasco.
You would think that with no policies to offer and all he could do was attack his fellow candidates with lies and name calling.
How was Trump elected to the highest office in the land after all the baggage that would have gotten anyone else sideline? By the tried-and-true method of other scrupulous world leaders, he gave the people something to hate and blame all their troubles on, air-go the immigration of Mexicans and others deemed unfit to be here.
To be honest he did some good things for the country, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. Remember he said his rich friends would be upset with him for the new tax bill he was about pass, well at a party at the Mar-a-lago Club he bragged to the for-mentioned friends how he just made them richer with the passing of the bill.
Trump was impeached twice, the second was because they deemed, he tried to overthrow the election and stay in power. Before he left office, he pardon people who had committed felonies while working on his campaign or in his cabinet.
Even though many of his own people told him there was no fraud, and the election was not stolen, he used the big lie to riot and over-turn the election, and now to fleece millions of dollars from his supporters. If the Republicans would stood-up to the big lie like they did right after Jan. 6, the conspirators would have crawled back into their holes instead of being elected to the house of congress.

David Engelhardt
Village of Summerhill


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