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Spectacular accomplishments from Trump
February 6, 2019

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To the editor:

There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump. This is in face of some spectacular accomplishments during his first two years in office, including an economy growth rate of over 3 percent for the first time in a decade, 4 million new jobs, and African-American and Hispanic unemployment at record lows of 5.9 percent and 4.5 percent respectively.

Perhaps the president's biggest impact has been in recognizing the danger to the United States of China's unfair trade practices, including their intellectual property theft of U.S. technology, and his determination to correct the situation. This effort follows years of previous presidents assisting China, a country on track to become the world's commercial and military power. This competition with a totalitarian regime is arguably the most important issue the world has faced since World War II.

On the personal side, Trump is one of the few U.S. presidents who have given away all their presidential pay to worthy causes. And yet those who do not support his politics continue to spew an intense climate of hate throughout the country. What a shame!

Will Smith

Sanibel

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