Letters to the Editor

Four points on the Blum, Trump private meeting

Blum and Trump Private Meeting Letter Body: Four quick points important to Iowans:

1) Although not expected to get out of committee, U.S. Rep. Rod Blum’s fellow Freedom Caucus members moved to impeach Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein oversees the special counsel investigation into Russian interference.

2) A PBS/NPR Marist poll indicates 64 percent of people, Iowans included, think Trump is not tough enough on Russia.

3) Despite that, Iowa’s Blum is cozying up to Trump. On July 26, Blum hosted Trump in Peosta. They planned a private meeting, with noncontroversial talk of job retraining. This is while the nation and farmers are much more concerned about free trade. Farmers do not want bribes that balloon the national debt to temporarily try to keep Trump’s tariffs issue quiet. Farmers are smarter than that.

4) Perhaps Blum’s fellow Freedom Caucus members’ resolution is an attempt to distract us from Blum and Trump’s other controversies. A NBC/Marist poll shows Trump failing by double digits in states like Wisconsin and Michigan, where he won by double digits in 2016.

These facts established, I can understand how it would be important for Trump and his allies such as Rod Blum to change the narrative right now.

Frederick Tielebein

Independence

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