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British ambassador’s unforgivable sin: Telling the truth about Trump

British ambassador’s unforgivable sin: Telling the truth about Trump
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the resignation of her ambassador to the U.S., Kim Darroch, was a "matter of great regret." (Jessica Taylor / Associated Press)

To the editor: With the resignation of Britain’s ambassador to the United States, it should be apparent even to Donald Trump’s die-hard supporters what his unique qualifications for the presidency are.

He brings an unerring lack of diplomatic tact, an unmatched ignorance of the world, and an unqualified sense of self-importance. That he is so proud of these qualities speaks volumes about him.

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Unfortunately, it does the same for the lemmings who mindlessly follow him.

Michael D. Mauer, Los Angeles

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To the editor: Has there ever been a more high-profile illustration of Freud’s notion of projection than our president’s schoolyard bullying tweets?

Although there’s a long list of infantile examples to choose from, Trump’s tweet calling Britain’s now-former ambassador to the U.S. “wacky” and “a very stupid guy” may take the proverbial cake.

Vincent Brook, Los Angeles

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To the editor: In order to form appropriate foreign policy, a leader needs a succinct and accurate assessment of other countries’ governments. A leader relies on his or her ambassadors to provide that.

So I put forth the question: How does one write a politically correct message that accurately portrays a foreign leader who is erratic, unpredictable, selfish, bigoted and egotistical?

Gregg Ferry, Carlsbad

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To the editor: In law school we learned that “truth is an absolute defense.”

Perhaps it’s not diplomatically, but in this case, it is “absolutely defensible.”

Tom Hilt, Sherman Oaks

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