LETTER: Trump fiddles while the priorities await

I have been impressed reading several Peninsula Daily News published letters to the editor over the past few months.

After about nine months, most “gullibles” still support Trump, despite his not keeping his campaign promises, whether they be affordable universal health care, bringing back well-paying jobs to and tax cuts for the middle class, renovating the U.S. infrastructure — the list goes on.

Trump’s most recent tax cut proposal (Sept. 27) benefits rich individuals (including Trump and his family), political donors and powerful corporations in a third or fourth proven failed attempt at “trickle-down economics,” depending on whether one counts Reagan, G.W. Bush and Brownback, according to Chuck Todd on MTP Daily on MSNBC.

In the meantime, our nation has some very serious national and international problems, such as nuclear weapon-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile threats from North Korea, a 16-year war in the Middle East, Venezuela threatening war with the USA, Russia’s meddling in our 2016 national election and urgently needed federal hurricane disaster relief for Puerto Rico, the American Virgin Islands, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

So, what does Trump do?

In his list of national priorities, Trump decides to become personally involved in disinviting Stephen Curry and the champion San Francisco Warriors from visiting the White House, and in a weeklong rant on National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem in protest to perceived pervasive U.S. police brutality.


Richard Hahn,