Appeared as Letter to the Editor, The East Hampton Star, May 7
Can Only Hope
May 4, 2020
To The Star:
By downplaying Covid-19 when it was spreading across China and Europe, Donald Trump wasted valuable time that the federal government could have used to create a strategic plan for dealing with what was surely coming our way. Instead, Trump maintained the virus would just disappear, “like a miracle.” He dug this country into a deep hole, then flung the shovel away, leaving states and cities to dig themselves out.
After years of “I alone can fix it,” suddenly now it’s “I take no responsibility at all.” Trump is a complete fraud. How did we get here? With the help of a cohort of Republicans, including Lee Zeldin, who have never had the courage to call Trump out for his countless failings and transgressions.
In November, we can only hope voters choose candidates who take seriously the awesome responsibility of leading and representing the people of this country.