Why feed a Trump troll?

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “South Bay man goes toe-to-toe for pres­i­dent,” June 3

Con­grat­u­la­tions to The Times for giv­ing some le­git­i­macy to one of many crack­pots that have come out of the wood­work since Don­ald Trump be­came pres­i­dent. Giv­ing a provo­ca­teur like Arthur Christo­pher Schaper front-page cover­age will no doubt lead to copy­cats.

No one loses money bet­ting on how un­in­formed many Amer­i­cans are when it comes to pol­i­tics, but we Times read­ers don’t need to read about one of the bot­tom feed­ers on the front page of your news­pa­per.

David No­vis

Santa Bar­bara

Cit­i­zens have been con­fronting their rep­re­sen­ta­tives at town hall meet­ings around the coun­try; they are con­cerned about health­care, the en­vi­ron­ment and other im­por­tant is­sues.

Schaper shows up at the same meet­ings name­call­ing, yelling in­sults and pur­posely start­ing need­less ar­gu­ments. He’s very much a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of our cur­rent pres­i­dent.

Daniel McVey

Los An­ge­les

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