Judg­ing Trump

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Steve Clark writes: ‘‘Don­ald Trump is not per­fect’’ (Let­ters, June 18). That is true. He is not per­fect, and con­tin­ues to re­veal his im­per­fec­tions. How­ever, a per­sonal at­tack on Danielle McLaughlin is no de­fence of The Don­ald. It sounds too much like the man him­self.

Trump sup­port­ers might do bet­ter to em­pha­sise the qual­i­ties of his char­ac­ter and his record, both in life and in the White House, that fit him for his job. That way they can show us ex­actly how the re­pug­nance many of us feel for him is un­jus­ti­fied.

Stan Jones, Hamil­ton I couldn’t agree with McLaughlin’s blam­ing of Trump for the at­tack on Repub­li­cans. Trump does speak his mind, sure. But he ver­bally re­tal­i­ates pro­por­tion­ally and does not heed po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness.

This lack of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness ap­pears to in­flame the left. How­ever, the vi­o­lence is all from the left. The fight­ing at Trump ral­lies came from left­ist provo­ca­teurs, the hold­ing of Trump’s sev­ered head by Kathy Grif­fin and the killing of a fig­ure dressed like Trump in a re­cent Shake­speare pro­duc­tion are all from the left.

A rea­son­able person could con­clude that the shoot­ing of Re­pub­li­can politi­cians was the di­rect re­sult of the ha­tred and vi­o­lence com­ing from the left over th­ese past months.

Scott Lelievre, Master­ton

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