With alarming swiftness President Trump installed his pay-to-play government and Republicans quickly adapted. For example: in April, Mick Mulvaney, Trump's head of the Office of Management and Budget, openly told a banking trade association: "If you're a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn't talk to you. If you're a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you."
Now President Trump wants to go back to where we were years ago with no controls over what is safe and what isn't safe -- putting the kibosh on what the Environmental Protection Agency can do ("Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gas," May 9).
It would be nice if letter writers to this page were prevented from submitting misrepresentations as facts. Victoria Gojio writes that President Bill Clinton did not win the "majority vote" in his presidential runs, like President Trump ("Focus on Trump's triumphs," May 17, Our Readers' Views).
In "Focus on Trump's triumphs" (Our Readers' Views, May 17), Victoria Gojio defends President Trump's loss of the popular vote by 2.9 million votes using shaky facts, saying President Bill Clinton "did not win the majority vote in either of his presidential bids."
So many times over the last year I’ve heard or read people talk about how the Democrats aren’t offering any alternatives to President Trump, and are simply anti-Trump, which isn’t exactly a winning message.
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