Patti Davis, 65, penned a scathing letter about Donald Trump just ahead of the anniversary of her father’s death. Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, didn’t hold back in the op-ed titled, “Mourning America: What my father, Ronald Reagan, would say today” which is featured in the Washington Post.
Davis said that Trump isn’t providing leadership. Instead, she called it “madness.”
He would plead with Americans to recognize that the caustic, destructive language emanating from our current president is sullying the dream that America once was. And in a time of increased tensions in the world, playing verbal Russian roulette is not leadership, it’s madness. He would point to one of the pillars of our freedom — a free press — which sets us apart from dictatorships and countries ruled by despots.”
She pointed to Congress, which seems to be lacking a spine as it leaves the former reality show star unchecked.
“He would be appalled and heartbroken at a Congress that refuses to stand up to a president who not only seems ignorant of the Constitution but who also attempts at every turn to dismantle and mock our system of checks and balances,” she wrote.
Ms. David noted Trump’s attacks on the free press, then moved on to his cruel stance on immigration.
“He would ask us to think about the Statue of Liberty and the light she holds for immigrants coming to America for a better life. Immigrants like his ancestors, who persevered despite prejudice and signs that read “No Irish or dogs allowed.” There is a difference between immigration laws and cruelty. He believed in laws; he hated cruelty,” she continued.
Conservatives have gone from worshipping Reagan, to idolizing Donald Trump, a man who has disrespected the Oval Office and the country he is supposed to be serving. Love or hate Reagan’s performance as president, he never lashed out at others, embarrassed us on a daily basis, or used vulgar language. Donald Trump is nothing like Ronald Reagan, except for trickle-down economics which failed the first time.
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