President Trump not a dragon slayer, but ‘the fire-spewing dragon’


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:
Clearly and simply stated, it is human nature to defend our decisions, whether those decisions involve purchases or life choices.
We often do so in spite of glaring evidence contrary to our contentions in support of those decisions. Frank J. Longo’s Jan. 4 letter to the editor in defense of President Donald Trump is exemplary of this human trait.
Mr. Longo sees Trump as a politically incorrect dragon slayer intent on cleaning up the crooked cesspool of government, a superhero who will create prosperity, neutralize terrorism, protect our children, close our borders and bring back the American way of life despite the anti-Trump bias of the mainstream media and deep-state politicians who collude to undermine Trump’s presidency.
In addition to the many contemporary buzzwords and phrases, Longo listed 12 points that supposedly support his contentions — deny, deflect, distract. The contending reality, which is based on Trump’s words and actions, is that “The Donald” is a megalomaniac and a political buffoon so ill-equipped for the job of president that he is in fact a danger to America and the world.
Trump’s many personal idiosyncrasies and political inadequacies dictate his classic, identifiable human behavior: denial or deflection of the obvious and cavalierly accusing others of egregious wrongdoing — deny, deflect, distract.
He has done so while brazenly tramping on the emoluments clause — Article 1, Section 9 — of the Constitution.
So, Mr. Longo’s continued support of Donald Trump is understandable, but that support doesn’t change history. Trump is not a dragon slayer, he is in fact the fire-spewing dragon itself.
Michael K. Broughton
Green Park
Editor’s note: Michael K. Broughton serves as a Green Park Ward 1 alderman.