Boiling over

On the morning of July 25, the New York Times had several accounts expressing that Robert Mueller had utterly failed (in his testimony) the previous day.

The early report from practically every source verified this: House Democrats could not rebut Donald Trump. Even Peter Baker of the Times, regarded by many as the nation’s best reporter, indicated that critics of the president had a bleak day.

By Thursday evening, though, a calm and considered view was emerging in most cable news networks. A consensus was forming in the Democratic leadership that they now had something useful to work with.

Commentators initially mentioned a lackluster performance by Mueller; it seemed that they were wanting more drama. Many of the former special counsel’s answers to intense questioning were yes or no. How different from what we’ve become accustomed to from our president.

Indeed, Robert Swan Mueller III is the Anti-Trump. The modest and humble fellow is the very opposite of the leader of the free world.

Heading toward election day in November of 2020, Donald John Trump is now in office answering critics with only reaction. Let us recognize that he can so easily do that because his attitude is set — with malice aforethought, in my opinion. It is boiling over!

Richard J. Yost

South Abington Township

Lackawanna County

Submitted via email

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