Donald Trump should heed words of Hubert Humphrey

As Hubert Humphrey said once upon a time, “It is always a risk to speak to the press, they are likely to report what you say.” Donald Trump should heed these words.

My father was for some 30 years the European correspondent for The New York Daily News. He would turn in his grave if he knew of Trump’s harping on “fake news” and much worse claiming “The media is the enemy of the people.” The real danger is not the press, but the ones who try to muzzle it.

I believe I’ve gained some insight into his appeal when I heard an acquaintance say, “I love Trump, he kicks butt.” Donald Trump is a buffoon, a dangerous buffoon. It is a scary thought that such a man holds the highest office in the country.

I for one am very thankful that despite his relentless efforts, the First Amendment still prevails.

Helena Valary

Kihei

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