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Letters: Trust and distrust for President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political

President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 24, 2017. Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee

President Donald Trump is doing a great job in spite of the difficulties that are being put in front of him [“In support of the 45th president,” Letters, Feb. 15]. Americans are at home watching and confident that he is putting the Democrats and media in their place.

I hope he will get everything in order so the opposition party has nothing to say. I am rooting for him every day! I hope others will speak up and show support for our 45th president.

Thomas Schaffhauser, West Babylon


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called President Donald Trump a con man at the Democratic National Convention in July. The con, in my opinion, is Trump’s desire to turn the presidency into a cash cow for himself and his family while pretending to care about domestic and foreign policy issues [“Calls persist for prez to release tax returns,” News, Feb. 12].

Since Trump’s been president, his Mar-a-Lago resort has doubled its initiation fee to $200,000. The chief executive of Trump Hotels said he is interested in having a presence in all 26 major metropolitan areas of the United States; they’re currently in five.

Trump’s entire career has been about personal financial aggrandizement. As the president, his means will be huge. For example, he could push tax laws that benefit him and his kin; he could intimidate banks to make risky investments that benefit him; he could overturn recent environmental regulations that affect his businesses and investments; and he could dismantle the post-meltdown Wall Street banking reforms to aid his own real estate financing.

Martin H. Levinson, Riverhead


I finally understand why President Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns.

In four or eight years, when he leaves office, how is the public going to know how much money he made during that time? There will be no paper trail.

Randy Perlmutter Oceanside