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