Belleville News-Democrat - - Opinion -

Let­ter writer Kay Zacharski cer­tainly has a right to de­spise Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump all she wants, but she doesn’t have to dis­par­age white males, le­gal im­mi­grants and Trump’s fam­ily to make her point.

First, she throws U.S. born white males un­der the bus when she calls them out as re­spon­si­ble for re­cent mul­ti­ple killings. She some­how for­gets mass killers for 9/11 (Egyp­tian, Le­banese, Saudi Ara­bian and UAE), Or­lando (Afghani-Amer­i­can), Vir­ginia Tech (South Korean) and San Ber­nadino (Pak­istaniAmer­i­can and Pak­istani).

Zacharski then goes on to be­lit­tle Trump’s par­ents. She fails to men­tion that Trump’s an­ces­tors were le­gal im­mi­grants that came to the U.S. af­ter proper vet­ting. That’s dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent than those that wade across the Rio Grande or climb over bor­der walls to gain en­try to the U.S.

She por­trays Trump’s fa­ther, Fred, as a liar and a thief rather that a suc- cess­ful real es­tate de­vel­oper. It’s prob­a­ble that the el­der Trump was not much dif­fer­ent than other wealthy busi­ness­men of the time, like Joseph Kennedy Sr. or John D. Rock­e­feller Jr., who made money the old-fash­ioned way and not al­ways on the up and up.

Un­for­tu­nately, in to­day’s Amer­ica lib­er­als think only the ab­so­lute worst of any­thing Trump. – Bill Malec, O’Fal­lon

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