To the editor:

A fairy tale came alive at the White House! “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” updated for 2017, was the newest reality show brought to us by Trump Productions.

The Trump clothed himself in a fantasia of imagined accomplishments and accolades from an imagined audience. His fawning Cabinet praised his new attire with vastly vacant platitudes. The emptiness of their praise was matched by the complete absence of personal integrity and courage.

The egotistical puffery was perfectly complimented by the orchestrated gutlessness of the sycophants. I am sure the Trump supporters are very proud of this display of intellectual power, moral leadership and national priorities.

Donald A. Smith

Franklin