Published August 11, 2017 / Updated August 7, 2020
Now is no time for Trump vacation
Andrew Hartley in the Columbus Dispatch
I want Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi to make a public statement demanding President Donald Trump make our national security and stability a priority and end his vacation. He should return to Washington and meet with those who are appropriately informed about North Korea’s actions and missile capabilities.
As the president of the United States, Trump should prioritize our national safety above his golf game and start acting like a leader. Our relationship with North Korea should be handled nonviolently and with bipartisan effort in order to avoid missile strikes.
Our representatives should address Trump’s “fire and fury” comments and remind him he is in charge of maintaining safety and security. They also should remind him that he is not a “Game of Thrones” character.
It’s time to get to work.
— Andrew Hartley, Lewis Center
Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch