Trump inept except when he follows Obama’s lead

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Re: “Critics still can’t accept that Trump is our president,” by Arthur B. Tozzi, Nov. 21:

Yes, Arthur, to my chagrin, Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States, and in my opinion, is totally inept to hold the office of the presidency.

His inability to tell the truth, a tendency by so many within the Trump circle, is a trait they all seem to champion. Couple this with the inability of the 115th Congress, of which the Republicans hold a majority in both houses, and it speaks volumes for their inability to govern. Trump’s lack of understanding the environment, free-market enterprise, immigration and health care needs of the masses in itself is cruel to humanity.

Yet, as bad as his inabilities are in themselves, I do feel Trump deserves credit for following President Obama’s initiatives starting in 2009 following this country’s Great Recession, the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Hope is that Trump will continue to follow the well-established and steady economic growth programs laid out by President Obama, and won’t prove his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s insight that in fact, his boss is a moron.

Trump does have a tendency to indoctrinate even the most honorable folks as in his chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, who lied about U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, and then again, he misrepresented the truth in an attempt to back it up using a Trump tactic, “never admit you are wrong, and never apologize for wrongdoing.”

The major difference between Obama being a good man, and Donald J. Trump is not, is a fact, and not an opinion.

William T. “Nick” Smith