5 June, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Trump, Again
Is it not obvious by now? This man has a character so weak that his every action is a response to perceived insult or flattery?
Foreign leaders and staffers alike have learned that to reach his ear you have only to flatter him inordinately. Since Putin called him “brilliant” (in his own interpretation) he has been putty in this dictator’s hands. The wily Chinese president soon managed to convert him, at Mar-a-Lago, from the rabidly Sinophobe candidate into a snuffling Pekinese lapdog. He surrounds himself with sycophants who know that for their own survival they must take care to boost his fragile ego. Even the supposedly redoubtable McMaster has been reduced, absurdly, to publicly extolling his master’s incomparable vision for the world.
As for those who dare to criticize or deflate him, woe betide them. Consider the prime case, Obama, whose jokes at that infamous White House Press dinner incurred the implacable vengeance of Donald Trump, who is now obsessed with undoing every last one of his predecessor’s achievements. The latest is his determination to further isolate this country from the rest of the world by reverting to a draconian, spiteful, decades-old policy on tiny Cuba. Or consider his revenge on those European leaders who succeeded, without great effort, in making him feel small—the Macron handshake, the Merkel meeting with Obama, and so on: he aligns the once-great United States with Nicaragua and Syria in abandoning, for spurious reasons, the historic Paris Accord on climate change.
Your continued support for a man who daily demonstrates such a dangerously weak character and impetuous temperament in the White House demands that we, your constituents, must question both your judgment and your concern for the well-being of the country that you serve. How much more damage must he be allowed to do, how much more chaos must he instigate with his flailing, emotion-driven response to issues of importance to the nation and world before you see fit to speak out?
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.