Letter to the editor: Trump keeps fighting for America
I would like to respond to the letter “Disagreeing with Trump supporters.” The writer’s call to veterans not to support President Trump because he didn’t fight for America is unbelievable. Neither President Obama nor Hillary Clinton served, so how did they “fight for America”?
I voted for Trump and will again. I am 74 years old and have been voting all my life, and never voted a straight ticket. I vote for whomever I think is the best qualified candidate. I liked Trump because he was not a politician. Our politicians, from both sides, are an embarrassment to America because they do not have our backs.
Since Trump has been president we have seen him fight for America. The unemployment rate is 3.8%, the lowest in 50 years — let that sink in. The Dow Jones average, which was around 19,000 in January 2017, is now around 26,000, good news for Americans’ retirement funds.
Trump has fought for better trade deals, which include tariffs, increased funds for veterans’ programs, worked to allow Americans to get cheaper drugs from Canada — and the list goes on. I do not agree with everything the president says and sometimes wish he would not respond at all, but I still support him.