Make America proud again

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To the Editor;
America has always been a great country, but as an American during the present administration, do you feel proud? Every day there is a new scandal rocking the White House, from domestic abuse charges in a staff lacking security clearances to paying hush money to a porn star for an affair with President Donald Trump.

Trump calls everything “fake news” that is critical of him; he calls the Russian interference a hoax and attacks the FBI. Trump follows the same strategy that Putin, Judge Roy Moore and his staff use — just deny and then it isn’t so! He lies, distorts the truth and uses disparaging remarks toward minorities and immigrants. He condoned and encouraged violence in his rallies.

Meanwhile, Congress appears deaf and dumb to his immature behavior of bullying, name-calling and outlandish tweets. I realize he has freedom of speech, but is this what we want as a model for our children?

Our country used to be a hallmark for democracy and respected the world over. Now the very life of our democracy is threatened by Russia meddling with our elections. Instead of defending himself on Twitter, Trump should be toughening the sanctions on Russia.

I fear we are becoming immune to the reality show occurring at the White House. Let’s not become complacent and accept this as the new norm of governing. Become knowledgeable of candidates, involve yourself and above all get out and vote during the June primaries and the midterm elections 2018. Let’s make America proud again!

Andrea Thurlow

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