President Trump

I read the interview with President Trump in the April 26, 2017 Hamodia weekly edition with great interest.

Although I find him to be lacking articulation and elocution when expressing himself, an emotional impression is very present throughout. It is most obvious when speaking about his success in freeing Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker who had been detained in Egypt for nearly three years. And, in his response to the question about sending missiles to Syria, he sounds concerned and worried about innocent civilians who can become collateral damage in “a tug-of-war” between nations. Not exactly the expected behavior of an evil dictator as the media consistently likes to portray him.

I am not surprised by the rest of the answers in the interview, as they reflect strongly that he is first and foremost a businessman and views the United States like a “huge” business. It is woven through the answers to the F-35 jet negotiations, NAFTA and building the immigration wall, where President Trump comments, “I’m seeing numbers — $24 billion. I think I’ll do it for $10 billion or less. That’s not a lot of money relative to what we’re talking about.”

Overall, I came away reassured that President Trump is giving the presidency his full attention while “learning the ropes” and hopefully not making any fatal mistakes.

Good luck, Mr. Trump.

Sarah Meltser, New York