In response to “Things better under Trump” (Our Readers’ Views, Sept. 7):
Halting the Keystone pipeline: Yes it’s difficult to stop projects that might provide short-term, high-paying jobs, but the longer view is that the U.S. must wean itself off fossil fuels. Trump made it clear that he was focused on short-term stimulus to the economy, especially if it provided political talking points. Biden is willing to spend his political capital to try and keep our climate crisis from getting worse.
Immigration and border security: Trump spent millions of taxpayer dollars on a wall that everyone knew would be ineffective. Biden is attempting to address the pressures that cause people to attempt to enter the U.S. by any means possible.
Classification of terrorist groups: This is a State Department decision that is best left to the experts.
Oil drilling on federal lands, inflation, the fairness of the climate accord, China: There’s a lot to unpack here but I’m relieved we have a president who is working on solutions instead of creating havoc and ignoring any advice he doesn’t like.
Funding the WHO: Funding WHO makes sense to me as viruses are an international threat.
Criticism of the Afghanistan pullout: Does anyone really think that Trump could have executed the withdrawal better?