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Trump is losing my vote

I am writing to express my disillusionment with the Trump administration, especially following the firing of former FBI Director James Comey ("Alternative facts of the week: The Comey firing," May 11).

As a student at a high school where most people lean Republican (St. Paul's), I had been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump throughout the election cycle and was ecstatic when his victory was announced. This was the first president to whom I was paying genuine attention, as before my junior year of high school I had not followed politics very closely. I was excited to see what the rabble-rousing outsider would accomplish in Washington. Mr. Trump's bold promises delighted me, and I was eager to see them implemented.

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President Trump promptly began disappointing. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has dismissed the notion of his country paying for any sort of border wall. The American Health Care Act had clearly been hastily thrown together, as evidenced by its sheer lack of support and ubiquitous criticism. As mentioned in The Sun's recent editorial, President Trump's alleged Russian ties are being considered as possible motive for the Comey firing.

In my mind, Mr. Comey's firing encapsulates everything President Trump has been doing wrong. He did not consider how the act would appear to the American public (to wit, a cover-up). Mr. Trump's letter to Mr. Comey states that the former FBI director asserted Mr. Trump was not under investigation. Several news sources, including CNN and NPR, are reporting that this is not true. Although President Trump told NBC News that the firing had been planned, this looks not to be the case, considering a replacement has not even been named.

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High schoolers like me are the voters of tomorrow. Most of my school will, as of now, vote for President Trump in the next election cycle. However, we like logical policies and follow-through on promises. If President Trump continues this pattern of deceit and inconsistency, he may just be letting his next generation of voters slip through his fingers.

Christian Baran, Parkton

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