You shouldn't. Honest shorts make markets work -- why else would institutions lend them shares they own to sell short?
Naked short and all who enable them should be prosecuted aggressively.
The SEC also needs to get their head out of the sand and reinstate the uptick rule.
Thanks to the shorts I'm in PBR under $40 not looking to go anywhere for several years of $100+ whatever comes first. You can bet institutions that loaned out shares to shorts bought more too they plan to hold and they'll lend them out to short again when the stock gets overbought then buy more on the dips.
Isn't he the idiot who said "nucular" instead of nuclear, "resignate" instead of resonate, "feces" instead of fetus, and a host of other mutilations of the English language? It's not polite to persecute someone for being terminally stupid, but he should be prosecuted for criminal acts while in office.