Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Where Trump Gets His Values

The Daily News published my letter on January 13, 2018 concerning President Trump's latest racist comment. During a meeting about immigration issues with several members of Congress, he was reported to have said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" He asked this in reference to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations, and he wondered why there were not more immigrants from countries like Norway.

"To claim that President Trump's reference to some countries as a 'shithole' is not in keeping with American values is sadly mistaken. The voters who placed him in office will agree with the President's assessment of countries in Africa and Haiti, and they will hail his commitment to America first. This is what Trump's America values - wealth, celebrity and prejudice. And Trump will continue to represent those values as long a he is able to pull his nuggets of wisdom from his own hole."

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