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Letter: Give Trump credit for understanding

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. After spending months rehashing the brutal GOP primary and bragging about his victory, Trump has quietly launched a charm offensive, reaching out to former rivals whose help he now needs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Credit: AP

I am not a member of the Donald Trump fan club, but if one criticizes, one also must give credit where credit is due:

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that the two accountants who were in charge of the envelopes when the wrong winner for best picture was announced, have, as you wrote, “been permanently removed from all film academy dealings” [“2 PwC accountants won’t return to Oscars,” News, March 2].

In contrast, when host Steve Harvey made a similar blunder at the Miss Universe Pageant, Trump, a former rights-holder of that event, tweeted that Harvey was a “great guy” and, “Things happen. It’s live television.”

One point in his favor.

Fred Harber, Great Neck

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