I’m writing in response to Kris Graves’ letter (“President Trump’s leadership has been overwhelming,” The Daily News, Nov. 14-15).

Just reading the letter made me wonder if Trump is back to contacting the media to promote himself using the pseudonym “Kris Graves.” Who else would call the job he has done brilliant? Honestly, how can someone say “Trump’s brilliance is undeniably overwhelming” without cracking up?

He gave higher tax cuts than were necessary that didn’t achieve the major goals that were expected: Business spending didn’t increase as much as expected, businesses didn’t freely increase wages, and the deficit will be higher than expected.

His cabinet has operated on a revolving door basis. He has had more acting department heads than any president in history. He consistently chooses candidates that are unqualified because his administration poorly vets the candidates.

He has openly disregarded the qualified doctors on the COVID Task Force he created, openly mocking and disregarding the policies they’ve suggested. I see that there was no mention of Dr. Scott Atlas, the man Trump is listening to for advice on COVID-19. Atlas is a doctor totally unqualified to give advice on this subject, and one who has no expertise on viruses. And no, deaths aren’t way down.

His “leadership” had nothing to do with the vaccine that was recently reported; it was not a part of Trump’s Project WARP Speed, so he can take no credit for it. In addition, the pharmaceutical company didn’t accept funds from the government, so there was no need for them to notify Trump on their vaccine’s progress.

As far as being a businessman, he has filed bankruptcy more than any other truly successful business man. He is over leveraged, and as far as his wealth only time will tell. We will see after his taxes are reviewed by the courts for inconsistencies. There have been reports that before winning the election his businesses were on the verge of collapse. Why else would a businessman create a fake university or misappropriate funds from a charity he created?

Finally, Trump has never put America first — he only puts Trump first. Why else the secret meetings with Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan?

Don’t worry, Trump will still be housed by the government in a few years after a complete and thorough Russia investigation is done — not one in which witness access is limited or denied and questioning is regulated, i.e., Donald Trump Jr.

Alvin McCurley lives in Friendswood.’


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Carlos Ponce

Looks like Alvin McCurley likes writing fiction.

Charles Douglas

See, this type Op-ed is what my prior post on a different thread was about! This author is just one more individual here who HATES Donald Trump... period! He is the one who seems to be misinformed! I guess he discredits the millions of voters who voted for President Trump as nothing, or insignificant! I guess he calls the three Nobel Peace Prize Nominations for Trump nothing! Trump brokered a peace deal that others have been trying to deal with for decades, and he came in and did them within three years!

I guess that too is...nothing! The only Nobel Prize I personally can point to as one gotten for doing nothing is the one OBAMA got in a matter of months after his inauguration! They say he was given the award for his social ideals, but that was CODE for saying he had a World Apology Tour criticizing the United States for American Exceptionalism!

This author seems to have no idea about the exceptional economy we enjoyed before China got jealous and intentionally released a lab made Corona-Virus on the world where no American China agent living here would criticize! However they are quick to blame Trump for what China did! China had it's way with scamming and stealing from American companies and taxpayers, and everybody was afraid to do anything about it until Trump was elected.

China's releasing this virus on the world was a stroke of genius on their part, so impressive that I am not convinced LEFTISTS here did not help plan it all, in order to blame Trump for the world wide damage it caused! I would suppose with all the idle, atrocious, attacks this author lamented against Trump, he is in denial that TRUMP helped African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Whites, and others immensly with lowering unemployment numbers and with a tax cut.

He seems to also disregard completely the Second Chance Legislation passed allowing unjust, disproportionate sentencing to minorities inflicted on them BY JOE 10% ...to be adjusted or set aside. He did not even take note of the new Trade Deal between America, Mexico, and Canada, giving American workers a better, fairer deal, and doing away with the job KILLER JOE 10% helped to pass called NAFTA!

He did not even mention that Trump put Tariffs on China, and by doing so, got relief for American farmers, and other American companies! He DIDN'T mention the annual funding Trump procured for Historical Black Universities like Grambling State, Southern University, and Texas Southern University, before Trump stepped in these type schools, because of how the plantation slavery system works, they had to come to DC annually with hat in hand, and LOBBY ( BEG ) for nickels and dimes in efforts to stay in the business of educating their students, with the majority being African-Americans and Minorities!

Wonder why OBAMA & JOE 10% did not step in and help those schools in the EIGHT YEARS they sat around in DC starting wars, and selling influences and access to their positions? That does a lot to substantiate what I have been saying about the Plantation System being alive and well in America, and maintained decade after decade here by the LEFT! Lastly, Donald Trump facilitated a vaccine being created and tested at a super speed to destroy this virus,.. loosed on humanity by China, and this author found something bad to say about that too! This lets us all know that the LEFT is not concerned about lives being saved, nor jobs being lost, they want one life lost....Trump's.

David Hardee

The most preposterous statement in this idiotic laced article is that President Trump

"His “leadership” had nothing to do with the vaccine that was recently reported; it was not a part of Trump’s Project WARP Speed,."

A person that would publicly post that absurd statement does not deserve credibility for being knowledgeable and is obviously infected with a bias.

I'll not waste effort to rebut the other idiotic statements in this rant.

Claudia Burnam

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Mike Zeller

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Carlos Ponce

Alvin McCurley writes, "His 'leadership' had nothing to do with the vaccine that was recently reported; it was not a part of Trump’s Project WARP Speed, so he can take no credit for it. In addition, the pharmaceutical company didn’t accept funds from the government, so there was no need for them to notify Trump on their vaccine’s progress."

Let's see what the Liberal NEW YORK TIMES writes:

"In July, Pfizer got a $1.95 billion deal with the government’s Operation Warp Speed, the multiagency effort to rush a vaccine to market, to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine. The arrangement is an advance-purchase agreement, meaning that the company won’t get paid until they deliver the vaccines."

"Pfizer has distanced itself from Mr. Trump and Operation Warp Speed. In an interview on Sunday, Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said, 'We were never part of the Warp Speed,” adding, 'we have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.'

On Monday, a spokeswoman for Pfizer clarified that THE COMPANY IS PART OF OPERATION WARP SPEED as a supplier of a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Although it’s true that Pfizer and BioNTech had been working on a vaccine all year before the companies struck their deal with the U.S. government in July, a $1.95 billion deal is nevertheless a significant incentive to keep going. In fact, international health organizations have long used such market guarantees to encourage for-profit manufacturers to supply vaccines to the developing world."


Now, if you don't believe the NYT, here's a PRESS RELEASE from Pfizer:


Alvin McCurley, you need to research your topic. What you write is nothing more than Democrat Party talking points, not truth.

Carlos Ponce

Column writer was misinformed and misguided......

Charles Douglas

Right On! Mr. Carlos "OG" !!!!! School him!!!!! [thumbup][thumbup]

Pete Nanos

Wonderful that we live in a country where even really "smart" people can write an article and get it published in a local paper. Lucky you didn't have to pass an IQ test. The facts you deny have even been acknowledged by the left.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Nanos, that is that Free Speech thing the LEFT is trying to get rid of. AOC, & Ilhan Omar'nem ..don't like our Constitution!

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