Trump’s State of the Union and his first year in office (5 letters)

Trump’s State of the Union and his first year in office (5 letters)

Win McNamee, Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump prepares to ship his first State of the Union deal with Tuesday night.Re: “Trump requires unity, however pushes GOP agenda in State of the Union speech,” Jan. 30 information story.

Our pretend president has hit one other degree of dishonesty, or worse. In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, he adopted his smug back-patting report on the economic system together with his standard tirade in regards to the “violent immigrants” and scourge of medicine and gangs threatening the nation. However, as he logically might have been anticipated to do, he made no point out of the true menace to america: that’s, Russia’s digital aggression, its whole digital battle on our establishments. To make it much more clear that Donald Trump sees no evil in Putinism overseas, and certainly admires Vladimir Putin’s repression at dwelling, the president’s White Home equipment has seen match to ignore a near-unanimous congressional requirement for extra Russian sanctions.

Why does our pretend president at all times give Putin and Putinism a cross? And the way lengthy is he to be allowed to place america in such hazard?  As residents, we impatiently await and rightfully count on solutions to those questions

Bernard Leason, Denver

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union deal with was good and really pro-American.  African-American unemployment is at an all-time low, Hispanic unemployment is near a document low, and inside about one 12 months, the Islamic State is sort of defeated in Iraq and Syria. These are just some of the numerous nice accomplishments Trump has had throughout his first 12 months, with all of the resistance of the Democrats and liberal press. We notice he has his faults, as all of us do, however the president upheld God in his speech, and with out God, America could be nothing. Christians got here to America tons of of years in the past for spiritual freedom, and freedom is what America is all about.

Dan Reuter, Broomfield

President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to “make America nice once more.” Except for the query of whether or not or not America is in reality nonetheless an amazing nation, we should all ask if Trump’s insurance policies and actions throughout his first 12 months have helped to make America nice.

Contemplate — he and his Cupboard appointees have undermined the Clear Air Act, the Clear Water Act, the Facilities for Illness Management and now renewable vitality. China has already taken sturdy measures to deal with its air pollution issues and to embrace renewable vitality, whereas concurrently acknowledging the fact of local weather change. In the meantime, we within the U.S. dither on whether or not or not local weather change is actual, whether or not polar ice is shrinking. Actually, our president has stated the the polar ice is “setting data.’’

In his State of the Union speech, Trump embraced the dying coal business, and he favors insurance policies that help fossil fuels. Different international locations are aggressively going through the fact of local weather change, whereas we might be watching from the sidelines as they surpass us. A lot for making the U.S. nice once more.

Barry Meyer, Denver

As I watched the State of the Union Deal with final night time, I used to be appalled on the habits of all these Democrats. All of them sat there like statues, and I might really feel the hatred all of them had of their hearts for the president. Because the digicam scanned over the group, it targeted briefly on Sen. Michael Bennet, however lengthy sufficient to see the expression written throughout his face that informed the story. He, too, was like a wax determine with such disdain on his apathetic face. Will they ever settle for the truth that their candidate misplaced? I significantly doubt it. Subsequently, I say: Disgrace on you Democrats to your infantile habits.

Ellen Pesavento, Aurora

These are President Donald Trump’s phrases throughout his State of the Union deal with:

“As tax cuts create new jobs, allow us to spend money on workforce growth and job coaching. Allow us to open nice vocational faculties so our future employees can be taught a craft and notice their full potential.”

Mr. President, the state of vocational and technical faculties in America is powerful. Increasingly more college students are recognizing the worth in studying expertise that translate into sustainable profession paths. Proper right here in Denver, the primary grownup vocational faculty in America, Emily Griffith Technical School, was based in 1916. Our doorways have been open for greater than 2 million college students for 101 years.

Could I recommend that as a substitute of opening extra vocational faculties, the federal government enhance what’s right this moment fairly meager funding for “rent” training. There’s something to be stated for placing your cash the place your mouth is. Workforce training right this moment is a confirmed driver of middle-class power. Emily Griffith Technical School boasts an 84 % job placement price, and people aren’t simply phrases.

Alby Segall, Denver

The author is president of the Emily Griffith Basis.