Editor: Many people wonder why anyone still supports Trump after three years of daily scandal, corruption, lies, cover up, ineptitude, crudity; and now treason.

History teaches that when societies suffer from fear and anxiety, they often turn to autocrats or dictators offering simplistic comforting solutions, while transferring blame to outsiders. It never works out well. Americans turned to Trump over anxieties about rapid changes in society and loss of blue-collar manufacturing jobs. He has failed his supporters. Former House Speaker Ryan stated that Trump knows nothing about governing. It is time for Trump to go.

Roger Fairfield

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simon1dog

It'll take Trump another four years to totally fix Obama's mess. He'll get'r done though.

HwyRovr

Here are just a few of the "messes" from President Obama. Now Simple tell us which one(s) you disagree with? - Obama, Passed Health Care Reform - Rescued the Economy - Passed Wall Street Reform - Negotiated a Deal to Block A Nuclear Iran - Secured U.S. Commitment to a Global Agreement on Climate Change - Eliminated Osama bin Laden - Turned Around the U.S. Auto Industry - Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’’ - Supported Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages - Reversed Bush Torture Policies - Established Rules to Limit Carbon Emissions from Power Plants - Normalized Relations with Cuba - Put Medicare on Sounder Financial Footing - Established Net Neutrality - Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards - Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Funding - Diversified the Federal Bureaucracy - Passed Fair Sentencing Act - Revived the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division - Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection - Gave the FDA the Power to Regulate Tobacco - Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense - Kick-started Clean Energy Investment - Reduced the Threat from Nuclear Weapons - Passed Credit Card Reforms - Cut Veteran Homelessness by Half - Expanded Overtime Pay - Cracked Down on Bad For-Profit Colleges - Cut the Deficit - Created the College Scorecard - Improved School Nutrition - Expanded the Definition of Hate Crimes - Recognized the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide - Strengthened Women’s Right to Fair Pay - Secured the Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria - Protected LGBTQ Americans From Employment Discrimination - Reduced Discrimination Against Former Prisoners in Federal Hiring - Won Major Victories Against Housing and Mortgage Discrimination - Expanded Broadband Coverage - Expanded Health Coverage for Children - Improved Food Safety - Rebuilt and Fortified the Gulf Coast post-Katrina - Avoided Scandal

Of course the current occupant of the White House (uhh Mar–A-Lago) is working very hard to destroy every advance made by President Obama, particularly the last item.

HavasuGuy

You are right, Roger. It is a very sad time for America but, we will overcome! There has been a lot of damage done by the current person in the White House, trump. We will be repairing that damage for a long time after he's gone.

simon1dog

We can be thankful that only a "few" uniformed people like Roger live in Lake Havasu City. Where do these folks get their reasoning?

HwyRovr

Maybe the following list will make it clear to little Simple where "folks get their reasoning" - THINGS THAT HAVE GONE UP UNDER TRUMP:

Budget deficit - Civilian casualties - Conflicts of interest - Executive orders -

False/misleading claims - Family separations - Farmer bankruptcies - Golf outings

GHG emissions - Hate crimes - Healthcare costs – homelessness - Household debt

Individual tax burden - Mass shootings - Migrant child deaths - National debt

Percent of people living paycheck-to-paycheck - Recession fears - Retaliatory tariffs

Taliban control - Tax expenditures - Trade deficit - Travel costs - Turnover rate

Uninsured rate - US corruption - US disapproval - Vacant/acting positions - "Wealthfare"

And then there are the "promises" -

1) He promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but now wants to saddle the American taxpayers with an expensive (well over $5 billion) ego edifice wall that will solve nothing, outside of proving yet again that walls don’t work.

2) He promised he would replace the ACA – called Obamacare by the intellectually stunted - and it would cost us less and cover more people. However insurance companies are telling us with the abandonment of the individual mandate, rates are already increasing by 30% to 40% per year and will cover fewer people.

3) He promised he would release his taxes after he took office. He hasn't yet released them and is threatening to “sue Congress” to prevent the American people seeing the truth. What is he hiding?

4) He promised he would solve our trade deficit. After launching his trade wars, our trade deficit surged to an all time high.

5) He promised he would solve the budget deficit. Instead it has already doubled under his so-called leadership.

6) He promised us a better deal with Iran. But under the "new Trump deal" Iran can pursue nukes TODAY. And now he is lying (no surprise there) in hopes of leading us into yet another war.

HavasuGuy

Actually there are more than a few and some of us used to be registered republicans too!

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