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Trump inherited a good economy that he is now destroying

President Donald Trump looks around as photographers take photos ahead of a working session on World Economy and Trade on the second day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Sunday, Aug. 25. Some believe the president is destroying the economy.
President Donald Trump looks around as photographers take photos ahead of a working session on World Economy and Trade on the second day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Sunday, Aug. 25. Some believe the president is destroying the economy. (Markus Schreiber/AP)

In the commentary about President Donald Trump’s economy Monday (“Baltimore businesswoman: I had high hopes for the Trump economy. It’s even better,” Sept. 2), the author seems clueless that the positive trends in jobs and economic growth all began in the first year of the presidency of Barack Obama when he turned around the disastrous legacy of fiscal irresponsibility and greed of the Bush administration.

The trends have been positive ever since, and all Mr. Trump has done is ride the wave of economic prosperity he inherited. Meanwhile, he has set in motion all of the elements of greed and self interest that have led to recessions in the past. He is destroying the economy with vengeful tariffs, slowed down solar clean energy with solar panel tariffs, eliminated science from the EPA, blocked the Clean Water Act, blocked the Clean Air Act and canceled emissions controls on power plants while promoting dirty coal over clean energy. He has conspired to lower the standards for higher fuel economy and lower emissions cars all while denying these causes of climate change. All of this while driving the public debt another trillion dollars higher.

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This does not mention his high cost to the public trust, honor, integrity, responsibility, faithfulness, compassion and honesty, which has made the United States into the laughing stock of the free world. His economy is burning its way through all the rising trends started a decade ago, and when all the profits have been squeezed out into the hands of the top 1%, then all the rest of us will pay the price, in yet another legacy of Trump bankruptcy.

Bob Bruninga, Glen Burnie

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