Letter: Trump takes a knee before Putin. Now who’s disrespecting the flag?

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais | The Associated Press) Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018.

I see from reading The Tribune (Aug. 14) that President Donald Trump continues to tweet about NFL football players taking a knee during the national anthem. He demands that any so doing be suspended without pay.

In Helsinki, Trump took a metaphorical knee before Vladimir Putin, not in respectful protest but in deepest admiration of the man who worked so hard to get him elected and who continues, in the face of the upcoming midterm elections, to do all in his considerable power to undermine our democratic republic and thus destroy our nation.

Trump nonsensically declares not Putin but the press the enemy of the people. And why? For doing its job and fighting to report this Russian attack on the United States.

Who is truly showing disrespect for our flag? When do we get to suspend Mr. Trump without pay?

Michele Margetts, Salt Lake City

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