Goddess: Trump is no Eisenhower


I learned in the recent coverage of the 80th anniversary of D-Day that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who became our 34th president, had drafted a message to the nation to explain the failure of the invasion, in case the landing of American and Allied troops June 6, 1944, did not succeed in their mission to establish a military stronghold on the beaches of northern France.

In this message, Eisenhower planned to take sole responsibility for the failure: “Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold, and I have withdrawn the troops. … The troops, the air and the navy did all that bravery and dedication to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.”

I believe that the true measure of a man is to take responsibility for his own actions, especially when he has failed. And I can’t help but apply this standard to former President Donald Trump. He has never, ever met this measure because he never, ever accepts blame for his actions. He should never, ever be allowed to lead our nation again.

Linnea Goddess


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