A Raynham, Massachusetts, reader of a New York newspaper recently wrote a letter to the editor which stated, “No matter how much you hate President Trump, he has done an outstanding job thus far in dealing with North Korea. Remember, this is a problem he inherited because no other president in recent times had the confidence to tackle it. We finally have a strong leader in our president. Give him some credit!”

The fact is that the real credit needs to go jointly to South Korean President Moon and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Mr. Trump has done nothing but take advantage of Moon’s and Kim’s initiative.  Kim’s past reference to Trump being a “dotard” was a precise description of our president (“dotard” comes from “dotage,” a word meaning “a state or period of senile decay marked by a lack of mental poise and alertness”).

Since there’s much talk recently about the Nobel Peace Prize, my hope is that those who want such a prize to go to the most clearly justified candidate(s) will make the proper noises to the Nobel committee.

Terris N. Teale, Green Valley

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