To the Editor:

On Inauguration Day, President Donald Trump promised to be a man of action: “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action. ... The time for empty talk is over. We will get the job done.”

Exactly 365 days later, the government went to shutdown. Proof that his “all talk” is still looking for some action.

In 2013, he said “a shutdown falls on the president’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the president is weak.”

As I recall, one of the main thrusts of his administration is that Trump “means what he says and says what he means.”

Last year, Trump said what the U.S. needs is “a good shutdown.” Using .his own statements, we can only conclude that Trump is totally responsible for the latest shutdown.

Trump also said that “no one can out-negotiate me. Deals are my art form.

“Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks.”

The main reason for this mess is that Trump, the man of numerous business bankruptcies and who said he would run America like his businesses, lacks any responsibility and knows nothing about budgets, policies, or anything governmental.

In 2013 he tweeted, “Just shows that you can have all the cards and lose if you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Raymond Arsenault


(2) comments


Nonsense. The liberals shut down the government because they refused to negotiate the deal with the president. Then they caved and made the deal, after screwing over the National Guard. None of your nonsense changes the facts.


More lib baloney. Trump was not responsible for the 3 day shutdown. And from what I have read, he has started over 4500 businesses of which 5 have declared bankruptcy. Seems the one who is brain dead are you libtards.

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