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Is President Donald Trump mentally equipped to be our president?

Trump couldn’t have been more coldhearted in handling questions at a press conference when asked if he had called the families of the American soldiers who were killed in Niger in October.

True to form, he made it all about the most important person in any Trump conversation, himself, by saying, “Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day it’s a very tough day.” Later, in a phone call to the pregnant wife of one of the servicemen, an African-American, he callously said, “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.”

Yes, Mr. Trump, having to sacrifice time from your busy day that includes tweeting vindictive stupidities, stealing health insurance coverage from working Americans, contemplating tax breaks for fellow billionaires must be a ghastly day for you.

Then he spiraled down into a sordid story that President Barack Obama didn’t make family phone calls, claiming his chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, whose son was killed in Afghanistan, didn’t get a phone call from Obama.

On May 30, 2011, Obama hosted a breakfast for “Gold Star” families. Kelly and his wife were invited. White House records indicate they attended and sat at Michelle Obama’s table.

Kind words to the wife of Sgt. La David Johnson, from Trump, would have calmed the wretched situation, but in Trump’s merciless mind the feebleminded “I fight back” always exists but not the powerful “I’m sorry, I apologize.” Hours after the truck attack in New York City he nastily attacked Chuck Schumer, the senior senator from New York, for supporting a diverse immigration program enacted 27 years ago.

Larry Larsen, Mandan

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