Re­warded loy­alty

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - FROM THE COVER -

It’s not sur­pris­ing to read “Whites gain most from Trump’s tax cuts, study says” (Busi­ness, Oct. 12). The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s tax cut leg­is­la­tion has ba­si­cally re­warded his big­gest group of sup­port­ers, Cau­casians. Mean­while, it has pro­vided less gains to Lati­nos and African Amer­i­cans, who gave the 45th pres­i­dent around 30 per­cent and 10 per­cent of their re­spec­tive votes in 2016. Trump val­ues loy­alty above ev­ery­thing else, and — like the boss of a crime syn­di­cate rather than as a pres­i­dent of all Amer­i­cans — re­wards and pun­ishes oth­ers by the de­gree of their obei­sance to him.

Ter­rence Wil­liams, Berke­ley

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