Donald Trump is making America great again and that’s why people like him
Many people like Donald Trump because he says what he believes and does not use the language of the metropolitan liberal elite. He was elected by the American people on a manifesto which he is carrying out effectively. During his campaign against Hillary Clinton he said he would cut taxes, increase military spending, get tough on immigration, take action against Isis, act against Chinese dumping, tear up the Iran nuclear deal, and argued against Nato freeloading on American defenc- es. Since his election he has done all of these things and more. He has initiated peace talks with North Korea and hopefully will reset relations with Russia. Would it be any wonder if he were re-elected on 3 November 2020? WILLIAM LONESKIE
Justice Park Oxton, Lauder
How you treat and regard women and children is the benchmark of a civilised society. Trump separates mothers and children and puts children in cages in the name of border control.
Why would we invite such a man to our country? Have we become such, under Theresa May, that trade and jobs preclude humanity, civility, decency and honourable values? FLORA KOMORI
East Trinity Road, Edinburgh
SNP deputy leader Keith Brown tells us Donald Trump isn’t welcome in Scotland.
He may or may not be correct – but does it matter what the SNP administration thinks about Trump? Nicola Sturgeon heads a devolved domestic assembly of a non-sovereign nation. He’s the leader of the world’s largest economy. Despite Sturgeon’s relentless self-aggrandisement, she has no international trade responsibility nor foreign affairs remit. Why would Trump bother to meet her? But could Sturgeon and her lieutenants luxuriate in jeering from the sidelines, if Scotland was an independent nation? I suspect she’d be working as hard as Theresa May is with Trump to grow our economy and support job creation. MARTIN REDFERN
Woodcroft Road, Edinburgh
In bemoaning the imminent visit to Scotland of President Trump, Ian Blackford MP (your report, 12 July) is clearly very alert to intemperate remarks made by visiting foreign leaders. How odd, then, that he should apparently overlook the highly inflammatory language used by another president recently welcomed with open arms to Bute House by our First Minister. President Quim Torra of Catalonia wrote in 2012 that those who speak Spanish instead of Catalan are “scavengers, vipers, hyenas” and “beasts with human shape”. Moreover: “They are here, among us. They dislike any expression of Catalanhood. It’s a sickening phobia. There is something Freudian in these beasts.”
Outrage can be strangely selective. ALISTAIR DONALD
Clermiston Road, Edinburgh