Letters to the Editor

Letter: We know Trump's legacy, how about ours?

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs after speaing about the PREVENTS "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," task force, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs after speaing about the PREVENTS "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," task force, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

To the Editor:

Donald Trump finally got the audience that he always dreamed of and we, as that audience, finally got smacked in the face with a reality that we could no longer disregard or dismiss.

It’s amazing how an imposed quarantine can galvanize your attention. No jobs, no school, no sports, our manic lifestyle in a time out. No distractions. Time to focus, which we did ... big time!

Information, truth and leadership became important. Our lives depended on it. What we got was a daily episode of the Twilight Zone.

Trump bragged about his TV rating numbers, unable to realize that people were tuning in and gawking as we would be if passing a bad car accident. We couldn’t look away.

What we saw was a stunning lack of leadership, lies, and a president’s mental instability worsening amid mounting pressure. We weren’t going to be told what we were seeing with our own eyes and hearing with our own ears was fake news.

Adding to a deadly virus, we had to confront the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer assisted by other officers.

To make matters even worse, we are a captive audience witnessing Trump’s dictatorship aspirations aided and abetted by the corrupt people surrounding him.

We can thank Trump for something. He finally awakened us from our self-induced coma. He exposed who the bigots, racists and scoundrels are.

He made us collectively look in the mirror and face some hard truths. He made us ask the question “As Americans, who do we want to be?”.

We know what Trump’s legacy will be. What will be ours?

Dawn Kristensen

Crystal Lake

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