EDITORIAL: Trump betrays US government, citizens


Brady Cicero, Feature Editor

Being president of the United States is one of the most respected positions in the world. As President, you take an oath, and you swear that you will do everything in your power to serve and protect the American people. Donald Trump betrayed the government and the American people.

In the wake of the 2020 election, The House of Representatives have started an impeachment inquiry against the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. The House claims that the conversation Donald Trump had with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is unprincipled and grounds for impeachment. Donald Trump asked the president of Ukraine to have his government privately investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Donald Trump is personally asking foreign governments to investigate a political opponent. Does Donald Trump feel that insecure about the 2020 election that he has to privately ask another government to investigate Joe Biden? He really is willing to go to any extent to have something to use against the Bidens. That goes to show the disaster that is the Trump Administration. Some say that Trump is well in his authority to pressure a foreign government into investigating a political opponent, but they’re wrong. Trump is blatantly asking another government to interfere in the 2020 election.

No president, democrat, republican, or independent should ever ask another government to investigate a potential opponent. No foreign government has any business to interfere in any American election. Donald Trump has betrayed the American people because he openly asked Ukraine to interfere in a American presidential election. Donald Trump and the government of Ukraine have jeopardized the integrity of an American election. This is not an issue upon which political parties should be divided; this is an issue we as united people should handle together.