Letter: How is Trump good for ‘us common folk’?

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, after attending the casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Regarding Joseph Schillmoeller’s letter in support of President Donald Trump and critical of Sen. Mitt Romney, I am curious as to which of Trump’s policies Mr. Schillmoeller believes is “good for us common folk.”

Is it the tax cuts, most of which went to the rich and to corporations, which used the windfall largely on buybacks to increase share value? Did thus further increasing CEO pay (already 300-plus times that of the average worker) and shareholders’ wealth — with most shares held by the rich — help his “rank and file Americans”? The Tax Foundation now predicts the cuts to produce a $900 billion deficit in 10 years. Does this help the ordinary citizen?

As for Schillmoeller’s reference to Romney’s “immense ego,” I doubt that there is one in the land more undeservedly gargantuan than Trump’s. I am not a Romney fan, but I remember his father as a good and moral man who did care about “the man on the street,” and hope that our new senator will channel his dad rather than follow a president who, despite his pretense, appears to care for no one other than himself.

Thea Brannon, Salt Lake City

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