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Trump Harming Nation

Editor, News-Register:

With constant, dangerous hissy fit tweets — based on ignorance and self-serving bravado — Donald Trump is doing grave harm to America and the world.

Trump is using the power of the Presidency to wield a wrecking ball to the W.H.O. (World Health Organization); the scientific leadership of the COVID-19 pandemic; the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); the Paris Climate Agreement; the Iran Nuclear Deal (UNSCR 2231); and on and on.

The world is desperately fighting the most serious pandemic in our lifetime, with 138,000 Americans dead in just four month. There were tens of thousands preventable deaths with sound presidential leadership.

Trump is ignoring the scientific community and is in the process of withdrawing America altogether from the W.H.O., the only international organization equipped to lead the world-wide fight against the COVID-19 plague and future pandemics.

And while Trump is failing miserably against the greatest health emergency in more than a century, he is trying to destroy Obamacare health insurance coverage for 20 million Americans. What kind of infantile fool attempts to take away health insurance, without an equal replacement, for 20,000,000 people during a pandemic?

Possibly Trump’s greatest hateful, harmful and inexplicable act is his irrational withdrawal of America from the Paris Climate Agreement. On June 1, 2017, Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.

Trump’s withdrawal means that the federal government will play no supporting role in the move to a non-fossil fueled economy. The impact will be greater cooking of the planet resulting in more drastic heat waves, severe forest fires, dangerous storms, loss of fresh water sources, etc.

The United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the unanimous UNSCR 2231, along with the enactment of an unprecedented “maximum pressure” sanctions regime on the Islamic Republic of Iran, has amounted to a strategic-level strike on the economy of Iran of 80 million.

I fully expect soon an all-out shooting war between Iran and the United States/Israel, resulting in hundreds of thousands causalities.

Trump can take his botched significant failures, ignorance, and childish tweet tantrums and and go over to Fox News and pout.

Bill Bryant

St. Clairsville

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