Letter: Trump does not display leadership qualities

Americans deserve better leadership than Donald Trump and his cronies. His divide and conquer strategy is a disservice to what makes this country great. I’ve seen this man divide families (politically) with promises of a greater America. He is the great divider. Don’t let his sideshow circus (tweeting in particular) distract you from the issues that affect us every day. Keep the focus on him. Keep him accountable. He knows that the people, including the media, are his biggest threat. He continues to push the envelope with his actions in order to convince Americans that his behavior is “normal” for a modern day president.

Using Donald Trump’s words, “Wrong!” Trump’s behavior is not normal. We can certainly disagree on many issues as members of different political parties but let’s not resort to Trump politics. Trump has given permission for some people to act ugly. I would like to believe our resolve as Americans is much stronger. He’s the most influential person in the free world? He represents Americans? He attacks, isolates and belittles those who provide any constructive criticism to the point of appearing unstable.

Compassion, diversity, objectivity, tolerance, accountability and care of the environment is what we need. Division, hatred, bigotry, fear mongering and insecurity is not leadership, it’s the new ideology of this presidency which is destroying the foundation of this great country. My fight is not with the majority of Republicans, it’s with Donald Trump and those in his cabinet. Our children and grandchildren deserve a better world. Don’t be afraid, don’t be quiet, we are in this together.

Jim Berger

Cedar Rapids

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