WHERE’S THE CI­VIL­ITY?

Centre Daily Times - - Opinion -

I can’t let the let­ter ti­tled “Hitler, Trump Share Char­ac­ter Traits” (Jan. 6 CDT) slide by with no re­sponse.

Let me try to sum­ma­rize the let­ter’s con­tent. The writer as­serts that Pres­i­dent Trump and Hitler share com­mon char­ac­ter traits. He con­tin­ues by sug­gest­ing that, due to some as yet uniden­ti­fied crime, Trump’s pres­i­dency may fall. As it col­lapses, Trump’s char­ac­ter traits (specif­i­cally those shared with Hitler) may cause Trump to en­act a “scorched earth” pol­icy to de­stroy the USA. He fur­ther as­serts that, given a “third rate cabi­net” and weak Repub­li­can Con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion, there would be noth­ing to pro­tect the coun­try from Trump. Se­ri­ously!

This is noth­ing more than a ridicu­lous chicken lit­tle story with no sub­stance and ab­so­lutely no ba­sis in fact. The writer is clearly mo­ti­vated by an ir­ra­tional ha­tred of Trump and, I as­sume, Trump sup­port­ers. It’s some­thing I might ex­pect from CNN or MSNBC, not from thought­ful peo­ple liv­ing in the real world.

I hap­pen to be a Trump sup­porter and I’m more than pleased with his ac­com­plish­ments to date. I won’t say that I agree with all of his poli­cies, but when it comes to trade and im­mi­gra­tion, I’m in his cor­ner.

So, call Trump, me or other Trump sup­port­ers any name you like. This type of rhetoric only in­spires me to do­nate more and work harder for Trump in 2020.

By the way, Mrs. Hil­lary Clinton said ci­vil­ity would re­turn once Democrats re­gained power. Well, the Democrats are now in power.

Where’s the ci­vil­ity?

Terry Kordes, Port Matilda

ELISE AMENDOLA AP

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump

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