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Opinion: Trump’s actions damaging our country
Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. - photo by Associated Press

Many people in the U.S. and around the world are shocked at President Trump’s response to the presidential election. I am not. 

His actions are in line with his behavior from the beginning. He personally attacks anyone who disagrees with him.  He also fires subordinates who do not, in his view, demonstrate absolute loyalty.  Above all, he can never lose.  

Since it’s impossible for Mr. Trump to lose the presidential election, the election process must have been rigged by the Democrats across all 50 states to cheat him out of winning the election.  And now Mr. Trump has prompted Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue to ask for the resignation of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — also a Republican — accusing his office of failing to provide a fair and honest election.  

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is sabotaging a critical requirement of our democracy — a peaceful transition of power. He has denied any support of the transition team, putting our country in jeopardy with enemies abroad.   

As a registered Republican and a member of the Republican National Committee, I voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, but it’s time to put country first. I implore senior Republican leaders to intercede with Mr. Trump before more damage is done. 


Drake Michael 

Gainesville 

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