Maybe we have a President Donald Trump because in him we see our own face. Are we becoming the Ugly American? Or are we the Ugly American? Where deceit, bluster and rudeness are acceptable, often lauded! Where wealth is valued over every principle and the end justifies the means (if you are in charge of the means). Where the concern for the welfare of all has its limits.

Our own senator described those "on the dole" with derision. Where are our statesmen? Where are men of honor and compassion? What has happened?

Jacqueline Roblez