Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Joke

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Joke

Article excerpt

On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump offered some words of comfort to a veteran of the Cold War - a former KGB officer named Vladimir Putin. I wish this was a joke, but Mr. Trump shook Mr. Putin's hand and essentially absolved him of any involvement in crimes that American intelligence professionals are quite certain he's guilty of.

In doing so, Mr. Trump disrespected every American patriot who has worked and sacrificed to protect our institutions from enemies abroad. This includes members of the military, career intelligence professionals and the current CIA director (appointed by Mr. Trump), who says unequivocally that Mr. Putin is behind a decades-long effort to undermine American democracy.

Are Trump supporters not troubled by this alarming pattern? …

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