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George Leach

George Leach

Contributing Columnist

Before I continue writing a column in The Wilson Times, I would like to thank the editor, Corey Friedman, for agreeing that I could do so. As an introduction to the readers, let me note that I am a teacher and student of history for well over 40 years. I have a keen interest in politics and government, I read numerous political publications, watch all cable news channels and Google everything.

I have great admiration for the Constitution of the United States of America and consider it the most important governmental document in our archives. That said, let’s get right to it.

I take this opportunity to thank President Donald Trump for his visit to the center of the Arab world and state a specific policy and be very absolute and resolute. Let’s rid the world of terrorism. I favor and support the billions of dollars the Saudis committed to the U.S. The real reset is — now the money will flow to the United States. I wish him God’s speed and pray for success in this endeavor.

Again, the American people are faced with confusion and apprehension about our policy to the Arab/Muslim nations. Donald Trump has driven a hard line on “radical Islamic terrorism” virtually making Islam responsible for terrorism in the world. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump addressed the scourge of terrorism as paramount, and the only issue of America’s concern. He removed America’s insistence on human rights as a tenet for U.S.-Arab relations. While giving the president the benefit of the doubt and listening to pundits and newscasters saying the president has done a reset, we should consider this new position as just another flip-flop in his formation of policy. It is good for the moment in which it is given.

We must ask this question: Why does President Trump flip-flop so frequently? On the policy on human rights, for example, the president holds the Cuban government to the standard that is American. In Riyadh, human rights are not important at all.

Perhaps the citizens of this country are tired of the excuses that Trump is not a politician, Trump is an outsider, Trump comes from the business sector, Trump has never served in government, Trump does not have knowledge of the workings of government, Trump does not take advice from others, Trump does not have a political ideology and Trump’s attention span is very short.

This ineptness does not sound like it should be in the person that leads the United States of America.

Quite a bit of the Trump policy was formed in opposition to Obama’s administration. His campaign denigrated Obama and the nation. Trump claimed the military had been gutted, the generals reduced to rubble, the recession was stagnant, jobs had gone to other nations, the nation was no longer great and Wall Street was preferred to Main Street.

That was, indeed, the real reset. Trump made the state of affairs so terrible that the bar of measurement was a minus. Americans fell for the ruse and elected Donald Trump as president of the United States of America.

George Leach is a Wilson resident and former teacher with a keen interest in local, state and national politics.


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