On May 22 an incident occurred that was disturbing to those who honor and respect this country and its military. President Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum and walked out of an important infrastructure meeting with congressional leaders. This occurred after Speaker Pelosi accused him of a cover-up. Clearly irrational, he later declared he would not work with Democrats unless they stopped all investigations into his affairs. That the meeting involved important issues was bad enough. But most disturbing was the fact that Donald Trump, commander-in-chief of our military, with ready access to the nuclear button, was having a temper tantrum.

Moreover, he has surrounded himself with yes-men. That a large military force was recently dispatched to the Persian Gulf in response to unsubstantiated threats from Iran underscores the recklessness of this president and his staff.

Ironic, but also tragic, is that the most powerful military in the world is commanded by an individual who has never served and would not have survived the rigors of basic military training. This is a bipartisan problem too important to put off until the 2020 elections.

Auzie Blevins


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