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They’re not worthy

Like Mr. Golden, I hope that the U.S. Women’s National Team lose their matches. I will not watch any of their matches, either.

The team seems to be infested with self-important, entitled, selfish narcissists who have forgotten that they are representing the United States. If the coach is not willing to get rid of these bad apples, the U.S.S.F. should remove her and replace her with someone who will.

The sort of effrontery and bad manners displayed by some of the players cannot be tolerated on a National Team. In sum, I regard the smug, self-promoting U.S. Women’s National Team with disdain and contempt; they are not worthy of the support of the American public.

William C. Wright III

Quartz Hill

Changing the deck chairs

With all the recent personnel changes occurring in the Trump administration, it seems to me that Donald Trump is simply changing the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Marty Scepan

Palmdale

Who’s counting?

In answer to Vincent White’s letter, according to the Montgomery Advertiser, from 1830 to 1850 more white men were hanged in that period of time.  

One of the reasons for hanging white men was because they helped African-Americans. My guess is during the Wild West days, many white men were lynched and it was never recorded.  

Also many white men were lynched during the Revolutionary war. If you count from the year 1600, I think that more white men were lynched than any other race.

Have you ever thought of counting the number of white men who died because they helped or objected to the treatment of African-Americans?  

Some white men were lynched because they objected to the lynching of African-Americans, but, I believe that it is time to stop counting and live in peace and harmony with each other.

Jeanie Stephens

Rosamond

Hindsight is 2020

During the final debate of the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump vowed to “run our country the way I’ve run my company.” As more and more evidence surfaces regarding  the president’s questionable business acumen, Trump’s vow seems more like a warning than a promise.

Most will concede that Donald Trump’s facade of a successful deal making business whiz kid was crucial to his election. Americans infatuated with Trump’s opulent wealth assumed that his financial success was a result of his exemplary business cunning and that these supposed talents would translate into skillful leadership in the White House.

Turns out, although Trump’s tactics are indeed following him to the Oval Office, they are not necessarily good for our country.

Many deals negotiated by the self-proclaimed “deal-maker” have been suspect. For example, the tariffs Trump placed on Chinese goods have put American farmers and consumers in a bad place. Trump claimed on Twitter that China is paying billions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury due to tariffs hours after he escalated the trade war with his recent spike.

He’s made this assertion before both at press conferences and on Twitter. But in fact, the tariffs aren’t paid by China’s government or by Chinese companies.

Rather, they are paid by importers of Chinese goods who then pass on the costs to us, the consumers.

Further, potential retaliatory moves by China could make it untenable for people like American soybean farmers continue to trade with China, who is currently among the largest customers for American grown soybeans.

The image our president deceitfully crafted and cultivated for decades as a savvy entrepreneur was once a harmless boast, suitable for tabloid fodder. Now, it is having real and disastrous consequences for our once great Republic. Remember — hindsight is “2020.”

Jarold Wright

Santa Rosa

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