WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) --

    I am positive there are quite a few people out there who voted for Donald Trump. In light of the last six months of his presidency I think it is fair to say that while he is probably a very savvy business man, he is a slow learner when it comes to running the country. He obviously has not read the book - ďHow to Make Friends and Influence PeopleĒ.

    Itís a good thing the so called fake media picks up on his outrageous tweets, as myself and millions of the people in this country do not follow twitter. I get far too much junk email to follow twitter.



    I was truly appalled  by some of the comments the president made at the National Boy Scout Jamboree. As a scouter for over fifty years, I was extremely offended by some of the political comments that were made. The Boy Scouts of America is truly a non partisan organization and does not support any political positions in its programs. I hope the leadership of the national scout organization will come out and condemn some of the political remarks made by the president. More than a few Eagle Scouts  have gone  on record condemning parts of his speech.

    Then there is the thing about him bragging  about the size of the crowd ó huh! He did not invite the scouts to his speech ó they invited him! Trump sure has a thing about the size of crowds where he is speaking.

    I feel that Trump, in his short time in  office, has set the country back 50 years in regard to social progress in this country. Many of his spur of the moment tweets are given with little or no explanation and often without the knowledge of his close advisors. It seems like all he is interested in is getting his campaign agenda done, regardless if it is a benefit to the majority of people in this country, or not.

    Now I admit the only people less popular than him in this country is Congress. Even many in his own party do not support him. With that in mind, can the GOP come up with a good plan for healthcare? I think if they come up with a plan that suits both sides of their party, it will not be better than what we have now. If they can come up with something better,  I am all for it. But I really donít think with  their differences it will come to pass and if it does, many of the least fortunate people in the country will not be able to afford it. For that matter I donít think either party can fix it,  unless they would consider a single payer plan. But the GOP would never agree to that because they think it is socialism. Well guess what, we already have socialism and millions of people in the country are currently benefitting from it. Itís called Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

    I think there are many people out there that donít understand that Socialism is not Communism. It seems like many people have those two things confused, they are completely different philosophies.

    I continue to say, when it comes to healthcare the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. at about 37th in the world. Oh by the way, all those other  countries have some form of single payer healthcare.

    Donít get me wrong, there is nothing bad about our own healthcare system, it is the best in the world, we just canít always afford it. Drug costs are also a huge factor in that, I hope Congress will try and fix that one.

Have a great week and do good!

P.S. I am  sorry folks . . . it  is really hard to keep up with Trumpís revolving door. Since last week two more of his White House staff have bit the dust. Hopefully you will  read this before the next one leaves!