Trump’s German trade tweets hurt NC
President Trump’s recent anti-German trade tweets are an affront to Carolinians who have more good jobs thanks to significant German investment.
BMW put upstate South Carolina on the world car-making map, and Charleston is soon to follow with a Mercedes Sprinter van factory.
North Carolina has 236 German companies doing business here and investment was dramatically increasing before our legislature rolled up the welcome mat.
From the Carolinas to Germany – Willkommen, y’all.
Ed Hinson, Charlotte
Huzzah to Trump for putting U.S. first
In response to “Trump: U.S. will leave global climate accord” (June 2):
Yes, the earth is warming. But it has nothing to do with the human element!
Two words for everyone: Milutin Milankovitch. The late Serbian scientist theorized that regular changes in the Earth’s axis, tilt and orbit altered the planet’s relationship to the sun, triggering cyclical global climate changes. Even NASA and NOAA accept the Milankovitch Cycle model.
Huzzah for President Trump in keeping my tax dollars at home.
Coy Powell, Charlotte
Paris accord pullout will set U.S. back
So, does Donald Trump plan to command or allow Pittsburgh to transform to its former 1960s smog-choked ecological glory?
Clevelanders will be jealous if they are not allowed to let the Cuyahoga River catch fire again.
Closer to home, I am giddy with the possibility of seeing Clarks Creek in Lincoln County various colors as it empties into the South Fork of the Catawba River.
Wally Lingerfelt, Iron Station
Why a free press matters for all
I want to help the president and his devotees understand why the press is our friend.
The U.S. press has exposed, among a multitude of examples: horrific conditions in the meatpacking industry; the tragic events at Kent State; the My Lai Massacre; Watergate; the Catholic Church’s cover-up of systemic abuse; and more recently, NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens.
Had it not been for our press all of these could have been covered up and we’d be none the wiser.
When the government controls the press, they control us. This administration is desperately trying to turn popular opinion against our free press. Be careful what you wish for.
Laura Meier, Charlotte
Goldman Sachs put profits over people
In response to “Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela ‘hunger bonds’ ”(June 1):
Goldman Sachs’ investment in Venezuelan oil bonds is a disgusting display of greed.
Assuming the bonds go for refinery/oilfield repairs, and that is not a safe assumption, the financial transaction has left the people behind.
Did our administration in Washington approve? It’s likely they knew about it considering all the Goldman people President Trump has hired.
Maybe the bonds will be paid in oil and the people can eat cake?
Hunter Garbee, Charlotte
Hillary is only one to blame for her loss
Hillary Clinton continues to place blame on someone or something else for her election loss. Most recently, it’s the DNC.
The real reason for her loss is that people had ample opportunity to see and judge her own actions while in office.
She also has her facts wrong. Richard Nixon wasn’t impeached, he resigned. The president who was impeached was her husband, who lied to us on national TV.
Many voters didn’t want to see another Clinton in office.
Christ Koconis, Charlotte
Let’s not forget the name-caller in chief
In response to “Name-calling stifles honest dialogue” (June 2 Forum):
I’m puzzled how an admonishment of name-calling politicians can omit Donald Trump who gave us Crazy Bernie, Lying Ted, Crooked Hillary, Little Marco and Pocahontas.
Given Forum writer Jim Hatfield’s sensitivities to name-calling, can I assume he didn’t vote for Trump?
Barry Jordan, Charlotte