Broughton: Trump’s not a ‘purveyor of truth, justice and democracy’


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

In recent months, many letters to the Call have been in response to other letters critical of President Donald Trump, mine among them.

The assertion that Trump embraces a fascist doctrine and that there are similarities between Trump’s regime and that of Adolph Hitler’s during the early 1930s seems to titillate a very sensitive nerve in Trump supporters.

But to date, the authors defending Trump have conveniently not addressed these similarities, or the overwhelming evidence of Trump’s dictatorial narcissism and amorality.

Also, it is disingenuous to support the position that Trump is a competent purveyor of truth, justice and American democracy, no matter how one convolutes Trump’s rants and childish behavior at home and on the world stage.

Much of Donald Trump’s personal and business history is documented and accessible to those seeking the truth about “The Donald.”

In doing so, you find that Trump’s general inclinations are that of an errant child who has conned his way through life, lawsuits and business ventures.

And Trump has often been involved with elements of organized crime in his personal and business dealings.

He failed so miserably in business that American financial institutions would no longer fund his business idiocy.

So. he turned to Russian oligarchs —  Putin’s wealthy friends — who welcomed the opportunity to launder their ill-gotten money via Trump real estate.

And that is not fiction.    

Michael K. Broughton
Green Park

Editor’s note: Michael K. Broughton is a Green Park Ward 1 alderman.