Why Would We Abandon Trump? He's Doing What He Said He Would Do

HILLSBORO, Ohio - A year removed from our newspaper's endorsement of Donald Trump for president, the most frequent question I get in emails and letters are from Trump critics asking whether I regret the endorsement.I find it an odd question. It's reflective of a similar theme often directed at Trump supporters in columns from many of our nation's leading op-ed writers, especially after a presidential tweet-storm or inflammatory comment or action. "Will President Trump's supporters finally desert him?" they ask.Through the years, it became an accepted tenant of American politics that promises made and personas adopted by presidential candidates to win votes would be abandoned or ignored in the Oval Office. By contrast, the argument could easily be made that few presidential-level politicians have been as indistinguishable as Trump, the candidate, from Trump, the president.  Continue reading...

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