Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a lot of flak inside and outside America for his sexist attitude and language. His quips have breached the “family values” and the basic decencies of civilised society and shown his proclivity for objectifying women. His wife Melania Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have squirmed and termed them ‘offensive’ and ‘unacceptable’. Lewdness is part of Trump’s make-up and casts doubts about his suitability to the job as US President. Everything a person says or does is reflective of his personality. Left with no elbow room to make any deft political footwork to save the bizarre situation, Trump now has dragged Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affairs into his second debate with Hillary Clinton. But he cannot carry out this threat without lowering himself in the eyes of his audience. Trump is unqualified for the job on account of not just his view of women as mere objects of desire and pleasure, but also his extremely regressive views on race, religion, immigration and economic issues. He is an incorrigible white supremacist who harbours anti-black and anti-Muslim feelings and favours building walls across nations and promoting big businesses. Trump’s mea culpa has come as his nemesis. How he eventually responds to the mounting pressure on him to withdraw from the high-profile race for presidency remains to be seen.
G David Milton
Maruthancode, Tamil Nadu
Handling of over 1,500 petitions at PMO daily like a post-office is unnecessary spent of government-recourses which must be saved by taking proper remedial measures. Even RTI petitions related to PMO are mostly frivolous like spending on gas-cylinders, spices and vegetables used by Prime Minister. PMO can and should reduce number of RTI petitions by citing CIC-decision dated July 29, in the matter RS Gupta versus Lt. Governor office’ wherein Central Information Commission desired that offices of president, prime minister, governors, Lt governors and chief ministers may not be subjected to first and second appeals on such RTI petitions which were transferred by them to other concerned departments without any part of information related to these high offices. Moreover, grievance-petitions can be reduced by making it compulsory for every public-authority to incorporate online portals for a time-bound redressal.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal