Letters to the Editor

Trump insulted all Western leaders

What does it take for the American people to say enough is enough? When the president spoke to the world in Helsinki, he denied all the evidence of Russian cyber interference given to him by his National Intelligence staff (Dan Coats) and said, “I don’t see why it would be” (the Russians). This was after being briefed about the 12 Russians who recently were indicted.

His news conference was roundly criticized by many people, such as Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, Sen. Bob Corker, Thomas Friedman and Adm. James Clapper, to name a few.

President Donald Trump has insulted all Western leaders and seems to have no insight into what a mess he is creating. What hold does Putin have over Trump? Why were the White House staff unable to insist on having observers in the room where Trump spoke with Putin in private? The Foreign Minister of Germany said, “We can no longer depend on the White House.”

July 16 was a sad day.

Sonia Ettinger

Iowa City

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