Letter to the editor: Hate of Trump indefensible
Recent letters have proclaimed the legitimacy of hating President Trump. Webster defines hatred as prejudicial hostility, with such synonyms as loathe, detest, abhor and abominate.
Claims implying that many loyal supporters of our duly elected president are “moonshine-swilling hillbillies” who will probably lose their immortal souls (i.e., go to hell) were justified by listing a grand total of four supposed Republicans who hate our president (“Love, hate for Donald Trump,” June 21, TribLIVE). One is quoted as saying “Everything about Donald Trump’s presidency and character is a disaster for America.” Sounds much like Hillary Clinton calling many of the millions of Americans who elected Trump “deplorables.” Even those who view the Trump-bashing 24/7 on MSNBC and CNN and read it in The New York Times and Washington Post cannot defend the truth of those one-sided claims.
The cabal of the liberal media, the Washington bureaucratic swamp and the party that lost the 2016 presidential election direct their hate at the person, not his programs or efforts to help our country. It seems they will stop at nothing to try to remove Trump from office.
When states were considering hate-crime laws, they determined that increasing communication among different factions reduced the levels of hate and prejudice. It follows, then, that if the media presented both sides fairly, political hate would diminish.
Ask yourself: Does this political hate help or hurt our country?