Letters to the Editor

Enough is enough. Trump should resign

In the audiotapes of Trump’s conversations with Bob Woodward released this week, the president admitted that in February he knew the coronavirus was an airborne illness at least five times deadlier than the flu.

However, he never told the American people. To the contrary, Trump played it down, calling it a hoax and saying it would disappear. He still rarely wears a mask and his followers follow suit. Now there are 190,000 dead.

According to a Columbia University study, as of today, over 150,00 American lives could have been saved if the president had acted. But instead of serving our nation’s public health, he served his own political interests.

The White Hose press secretary, in his defense, stated that Trump never played down the virus. Yet on the tapes released today, Trump not only admitted that he did play it down, but that he still is doing so.

All along I thought the president was incompetent. Now I find out he purposefully deceived all of us. This is tantamount to criminality. People died unnecessarily. Enough is enough. Trump should resign.

Victor Ogden

Marion

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