Letters to the Editor

Writer ignores Trump damage

The online Extras section in the June 23 paper included a column by Christine Flowers of the Philadelphia Daily News titled “People think they know what I believe because I’m a conservative” in which she describes at length how puzzling she found an invitation to defend the administration’s now rescinded policy of separating the children of asylum seekers from their parents.

Flowers, alas, undermines her entire column in the penultimate paragraph when she writes “I’m an immigration lawyer who applauds President Trump for trying to fix the problem with his executive order.”

Liberals like me think we know how conservatives like Flowers think because nowhere in her column does she say what she did when President Donald Trump created “the problem” in the first place nor indeed does she give any hint that she even realizes this is what happened.

Jonathan Edwards