I came to America over three decades ago and rescinded my Indian citizenship based on what America offered. In December 2015, the Wisconsin State Journal published nine memorable quotes — mine was one of them: "despite all of these things have happened the last few months, I still believe America is the best country for Muslims to practice their religion and accomplish their goals. I am a proud American." Mr. President, today I don't feel the same way about America. Many immigrants from oppressed overseas regimes once thought America was their home.
President Trump, during your meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, you brought America down to ground zero by praising Putin and denying the U.S. intelligence report on Russian interference with the 2016 election. You are now saying that you "misspoke." You believe people will accept your rationale. They know exactly what you said before and after the meeting with Mr. Putin and they know why you said that.