Letters

Why shouldn't everyone be angry about Trump?

Posted: Jul. 23, 2018 3:20 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

The letters to the editor the past couple of days have given me some much-needed hope that there are other rational, intelligent people in the community who are appalled by Donald Trump and what he says and does.

He seems determined to destroy every good thing that the U.S. has been a part of or has accomplished since World War II. He insults our allies and cozies up to dictators and authoritarian rulers.

The Christian right supports him in spite of his self-reported groping of women, his affairs and failed marriages, his interminable lying, his reckless Tweeting and his obvious nonobservance of Biblical principles. Why shouldn't Democrats be angry?

It's worth remembering that more people voted for a Democrat for president than voted for Trump yet because of the crazy system known as the Electoral College we are stuck with Trump.

The views of the Democratic Party are shared by more people in the country who vote for them yet we have an undemocratic system that allows those with fewer popular votes to be in office. Why shouldn't Democrats be angry?

The Republican-led Senate didn't allow President Obama's choice for the Supreme Court to even have a hearing because it was an election year. Now it's another election year, but they want to rush through Trump's nominee. Why shouldn't Democrats be angry?

We have a president with no respect for the truth; who admits to lying to the prime minister of Canada; who disrespects women leaders of other countries, such as Theresa May and Angela Merkel; who insists on flying in the face of all diplomatic niceties; and intelligent people are supposed to accept this? There should be marches in the street. Why shouldn't all of us be angry?

Jane Ralls

Hannibal, Mo.

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