Trump needs to denounce Russia

I took Mr. Peterson’s request for us Democrats and Liberals to give our current president a chance very personally. I’m going to overlook your calling of Democrats and Liberals the “New World Order of Elites” and claiming we want to re-write the Constitution. Someone else already called you out on your name-calling. So I am willing to set aside my distaste and sometimes disgust for our President until Friday.

I will temporarily not dwell on the fact that he filled cabinet positions with his 1-percent friends who either know nothing about their position or hated the agency they were appointed to run, such as Tom Price, Rick Perry, Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, just to name a few.

I’ll not dwell on his fake Christianity — someone who thinks the Ten Commandments are merely a suggestion, especially number 7 and 9.

I will also put on hold my thinking of him as a homophobe, racist, misogynist, narcissistic liar and a xenophobe.

I will even overlook his tax break for the richest people while throwing the rest of us a bone and wanting us to think he gave us steak. I will temporally forget about the trillions of dollars of debt our children and grandchildren will be saddled with.

However, come Friday, if he has not denounced Russia and its involvement with our election as a direct attack on our democracy, then the gloves come off. That will give him a week from the FBI findings to decide our fate.

Like many of you, I lived through the Cold War. I remember those stupid drills where we were to dive under our desks; I remember seeing how nervous and upset my parents were during The Bay of Pigs. I played in our neighbor’s fallout shelter.

I believe Putin is the greatest threat to our Democracy today. The hacking of our election shed no blood, but it was a brazen attack on Americans never the less.

My parents had Pearl Harbor to bring a nation together to fight for our country; we had 9-11 to bring us together as a country. Now is the time for our President to bring us together to fight our common enemy, Putin. If Trump does not denounce him, enforce the sanctions that the Senate agreed upon in November that he has not yet done, and add harder punishments for their role, then we Americans will know that Trump is in bed with Putin.

If this problem is not dealt with swiftly and harshly, Russia will have the green light to continue to influence our elections. Our country will no longer be ours.

So you see, Mr. Peterson, we can’t wait and see how it goes until 2020. If our President does nothing, then it is up to the Congress and the Senate to do what needs to be done. We need to let them know how we feel — after all they should be working for us.

Putin’s goal is to march across Europe and American without firing a shot; his goals are similar to that little man with the thin mustache. So, President Trump, I am waiting. We all are.