Regarding the Aug. 23 column “Trump the Churchillian leader we need”: I found Jerry Falwell Jr.’s comparison of Donald Trump to Winston Churchill to be one of the most ludicrous opinions I’ve ever read.
Winston Churchill was a Renaissance man in the true meaning of the word – he was as handy with the pen as he was with the sword. Trump fails to measure up or even come close. How can anyone compare the prose of a winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and a speaker whose speeches resonate throughout the English-speaking world with the ghost-written “Art of the Deal” and Trump’s simplistic speeches written at the grade-school level?
Churchill spent virtually his entire life in the service to his country, including commanding an infantry battalion in the trenches of France in World War I. Trump’s involvement in the public service seems to involve only playing the system to his personal benefit, most notably in avoiding military service during the draft era.
Oh, and by the way, Churchill was instrumental in establishing the National Health Service in Britain, something Falwell and his cronies probably would not approve of in this country.