Letters to the Editor

Basil letter: Donald Trump

You are attending a picnic with friends you’ve known most of your life. Everyone brings a special dish to share. You are all enjoying yourselves and getting along well — and why not, you’ve been close friends for years. One of your lifelong friends arrives with no food and a few outsiders whom all of you consider troublemakers, dislike and don’t trust. The friend who brought these folks demands that you allow them to sit at your table, talk with them and share your food. What do you think? Confused by the behavior, you may likely think your friend has lost their mind. Do you worry and sit quietly? Do you say anything? Do you leave? Or do you shrug your shoulders and say, “What the heck ... it’s OK.”

Welcome to the picnic where Trump shows up with Russia and China.

Stephen Basil, Eagle