To the editor: I thought Don Ross’ Community Perspective in Saturday’s paper (Oct. 26) was right on point. Some things that people do are just indefensible. So when I hear people on the news making excuses for our president, I must wonder what is going through their minds. When President Donald Trump acts totally unpresidential by talking like a grade school bully or when he whines about how mistreated he is by the press after making poorly thought out defamatory statements, and when he lies and denies what is so obvious to the world, I wonder how anyone can justify what they hear and see with their own eyes and ears. My mother must be spinning in her grave, and my grandmother probably has a death grip on a bar of soap just waiting for him to arrive at the pearly gate. Whether you watch CNN or Fox, you are seeing what I see, hear what I hear from the president. Is this really the person that you want representing you in front of the world?
Please start listening to your gut and face the facts. Trump is a disaster for our government whether you are conservative or liberal. His nationalistic self-serving approach toward the rest of the world is now fostering, and will continue to foster, the death of the very freedoms that we cherish. We are and have been for over 200 years the world’s hope for human rights. It is time to stand up and do the right thing.
As a final note: The newspaper reported that our addition to the national debt this year will be about $1,000,000,000,000 — a trillion dollars — and is forecast to continue getting worse each year under the guidance of our conservative president and his conservative Republican colleagues. That’s more money that we have borrowed from our kids’ futures. If we were getting anything for the extra debt other than an increase in the net worth of the 1%, I might consider it worthwhile. Are we?