After granting pardons to two turkeys for Thanksgiving, President Trump proceeded to “pardon” Roy Moore. Mr. Trump defended the Senate candidate by saying Mr. Moore had denied the sex charges against him. In effect, Mr. Trump took Mr. Moore’s word over the word of several women accusing him.
Two weeks ago, Mr. Trump defended Vladimir Putin by saying he was sincere in his denials that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Our president took the word of the Russian autocrat over the findings of America’s intelligence agencies.
Mr. President, you may believe both Roy Moore and Vladimir Putin. But pardon us, sir, if more and more Americans don’t believe in you.
--FRANK RICHTER, Letter to the Editor