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Rethink expectations of Donald Trump

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 28, the

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 28, the day before the Obama administration announced new sanctions against Russia. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti Photo Credit: Ricky Carioti

The editorial board presents an overly optimistic opinion in “Trump should fulfill promises” [Nov. 28]. Urging President Donald Trump to “go back to fighting for the middle class” ignores reality.

During the campaign, Trump said a lot about fighting for the middle class, but since his inauguration, he has done absolutely nothing for the middle class. In fact, in his quest to undo everything Obama, he has damaged the middle class.

Newsday has to start getting real about its expectations for Trump and the need for his departure. More than 10 months into his administration, it is visibly apparent that the campaign rhetoric he continues to spew is not related to his actions at all. He continues to use distraction to keep the real action under the radar.

Denis O’Driscoll, Westbury

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