Letter to the editor: Seeing reality of Trump
I am continually amazed by those who either cannot or will not think for themselves, or who refuse to see reality.
Letter-writer George Biskup (“Collateral damage from anti-Trump actions,” Sept. 9, Trib LIVE) asked whether President Trump will ever get cooperation. Has he forgotten, or doesn’t realize, that the same was true for President Obama? Biskup also writes of Congress members calling Trump obscene names. Can he not see that such actions were initiated by Trump? He writes of actions that are “tramping on our Constitution just to damn Trump.” Trump is, in many cases, the one trampling the Constitution.
Susan Dudak (“Why I’m voting for Trump,” Sept. 10, TribLIVE) wrote of Trump protecting freedom of speech. How can this be true when Trump slanders, libels, denigrates and/or fires people who are not in lockstep with him, anyone who is in any way critical of him and his ideas? She speaks of socialism being an additional tax burden; yes, that is true. But: A better than 20% tax break for businesses while the tax break for private citizens is only one-third that percentage? The fact is, the federal deficit continues to climb.
Through his slanderous comments against anyone critical of him, his firing of officials not in lockstep with him, his outrageous comments (i.e., “I alone can fix (the “system”)”; “I know more about ISIS than the generals do”) — Trump seems to be in the same bent as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco and Putin, desiring to be dictator.
George A. West