Both parties need to stop using foul language
Recently when my wife and I were visiting our daughter in North Carolina, we got to chatting with a President Donald Trump supporter in the grocery checkout line. She was quick to point out the coarse language that “the squad” and others use when referring to President Trump. It was a bit jarring to us that she didn’t appear to notice the nasty language used daily by our insulter-in-chief (“The pitiful day a U.S. president used a political rally to mock Baltimore’s homicide rate,” Aug. 2).
Now, it is quite apparent that both sides have been acting and speaking in unbecoming ways of late. Perpetrators on the left include the freshmen women legislators known as “the squad,” as well as soccer star Megan Rapinoe and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. They all have used inappropriate language in referring to the president. But I would declare them amateurs in this arena compared to Donald Trump himself.
So, we all need to calm down a bit and use our language in more productive ways. This tit-for-tat on the insulting language is not good for the state of the union. We would never have gotten to this place we are in if it hadn’t been for the tone set by our president. He is reaping what he has sown.
Tim Smith, Towson