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Trump: Overrated and unprecedented

President-elect Donald Trump, under fire for his business conflicts, said Wednesday that he will turn his company over to his sons — but he won’t sell his network of properties and deals.

The most overused adjectives throughout this election process, yet the most anemic, have been "unprecedented" and "overrated," the first by the media, the second by the nation's soon-to-be president.

"Overrated" is laughable, applied as it has been to a master work on stage ("Hamilton") and a master actress (Meryl Streep). It's the prepubescent, "Oh, yeah?" ("The actress and the tweetaholic," Jan. 10).

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"Unprecedented" vastly understates the actions of a president-elect who flouts the law, evades taxes, circumvents convention, abuses women, maligns the foreign-born, indulges in nepotism, establishes a plutocratic oligarchy, disallows press coverage, defiantly maintains worldwide business ties and is accountable to no one.

Doesn't this call for unprecedented steps on the part of the majority to halt this impending disaster, this rise to the highest office a man whose salient skill has been the art of the tweet?

Vivian D. Braun, Baltimore

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