President Donald Trump said he would clear the swamp in Washington if elected. We mostly have the same senators, representatives and the lobbyists, who control Congress.
During his presidency, several of his people have been convicted of crimes and sent to prison. Another is awaiting sentencing and a couple are still awaiting trial. The Southern District of New York is investigating possible criminal acts by Trump. He seems to have created a “swamp” in the White House, not clearing one from Washington, D.C.
Three years ago, Trump promised to release his tax records when the audits are done. Three years ago?
Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans Pacific Partnership where the U.S. was a dominate influence. Now China is that influence. He backed out of the Iran deal, even though the inspectors said Iran is not making weapon-grade materials. Now they appear to be making them.
He pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement and states that climate change is a hoax propagated by the Chinese. At the same time, he is pushing the use of coal, one of the greatest pollutions in our air.
Trump seems to be good friends with our enemy, Vladimir Putin. He accepted Putin’s word that Russia did not influence our 2016 election when our countries’ security agencies said that it was Russia. He has also put down our security agencies, our free press and our judges and courts.
Trump promised to do something about lowering drug prices. During his term, the prices of prescriptions have continued to rise.
The president pushed through lowering of taxes. They benefited mostly the rich, like him. The tax breaks for the wealthy are permanent while the others expire in a few years. This raises our national debt, which is now over $23 trillion dollars. Our population is 325.7 million people so your debt to Congress is $70,000. If you have a family of four, your family owes Congress $280,000. Your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are stuck with the bill, unless of course the U.S. declares bankruptcy.
According to reports, Trump has committed adultery with two women and paid them to cover it up.
Trump tells several lies every day, according to the news media, which have been tallying them.
I have been watching the impeachment trial. It is clear that Trump used his office to try to force Ukraine’s President Zelensky, into our election process, by forcing him to publicly state they were investigating Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden and his son, and that a public meeting with Trump would not happen until the announcement was made.
Everything that Trump has done shows he is not fit to serve as president and should be removed.
• Gary Miller resides in Juneau.