President Trump golfs in Sterling, Va., on Nov. 7. (Involved Press)
To the editor: Legend has it that in the yr 64, Emperor Nero fiddled although Rome burned. This image of a ruler pursuing his very own leisure has arrive to represent the neglect and failure of leaders in times of dire want. (“Delayed start to changeover of power hurts coronavirus-battling effort and hard work, Biden group states,” Nov. 15)
The sight of President Trump on the golfing training course as COVID-19 situations and deaths explode his abandonment of any severe involvement with the White Residence coronavirus process drive his deficiency of empathy for the unwell and the healthcare staff managing them his destructive attitude about masks and social distancing his whining about this slight or that his failure to acquire a approach to mitigate the epidemic his fantasies about the epidemic turning a corner or miraculously disappearing and now, his refusal to aid the changeover to President-elect Joe Biden and his elite COVID-19 operating group, are all regular with Nero’s fabled habits.
Marshall Lichtman, M.D., Playa Vista
To the editor: Trump’s minions have acknowledged the chance of catching and transmitting COVID-19 by attending his rallies and refusing to don masks. It is what it is.
Nonetheless, Trump’s outright blocking of Biden’s transition crew from participating in the preparing for vaccine distribution, most of which will get put up coming yr, is outright legal.
I pick out to don a mask and avoid large gatherings, and this twisted actions by the president is putting my everyday living at even larger danger throughout the pandemic.
Plenty of is sufficient. It is time for our elected officers to do their work, close this charade and protect the American men and women.
Steve Schklair, Altadena
To the editor: As more people today die, Trump performs golf. I say it is time to do what they did in the outdated westerns: Give Trump 3 days to “get out of city.”
Following that, the Dwelling should vote to impeach him a next time, making him the only president in background to be impeached two times. That would be a fitting distinction for this egocentric man.
Michael Schaller, Temple City
To the editor: Studying the Los Angeles Occasions, I get the distinct feeling that the American folks are being held hostage by the Trump administration, with the demand from customers becoming that he’ll permit us go if we acknowledge that the election was rigged and give him a 2nd expression.
In the meantime, the Republicans in Congress are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and are not able to or would not figure out that the election is about and Biden won.
The longer this persists, the extra Individuals will die from this virus. It must be apparent to everyone who cares that people are dying and we will need action now.
When Biden requires office in January (and he will), he requires to hit the floor running. Regretably, Trump is putting up roadblocks to fulfill his individual moi.
Robert Rosen, Granada Hills
This tale at first appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.