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Re: “Is Trump a racist, or just your basic bigot?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 2:
Check Webster’s dictionary for the definition of bigot and you will find Mr. Smith’s picture underneath it. Webster’s defines it as “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices” and provides as one example, “An incorrigible bigot who hasn’t entertained a new thought in years.”
The difference is Trump a highly successful businessman and the president of the United States of America. A few lines later, the bigot accuser states…” his extra-long, made-in-Mexico necktie.” Do you have a problem with Mexican-made neckties, or is it that you don’t like Mexicans? Are you also racist? What do you have against Mexicans? They are diligent and hardworking people and are known to make some very good products, so what’s your problem?
You shouldn’t be accusing others of proclivities that you espouse.
Next you accuse Mr. Trump of being less than presidential. In your next letter, please define what you consider to be presidential. I know you think Obama was presidential. Does that mean he spoke pretty? Because that’s all he did. President Trump has a “magic wand” that Obama didn’t have, it’s called a backbone. Obama’s backbone was bent from bowing to all the world leaders and backing up from the red lines he drew in the sand.
Was Slick Willie presidential? You mentioned he was impeached for lying under oath for a consensual sexual encounter. In your estimation, is lying under oath mitigated because the act was consensual? He took advantage of an intern in the Oval Office with his wife just steps away in their quarters. How presidential!
Nick, are you an American or a Democrat first? Mr. Trump is the president of the United States, duly elected in accordance with the laws of the land.
What do you gain with your personal hatred and obstructionist thinking? Your party tried so very hard to keep Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination from being approved. Did it work? Do you want open borders with illegals flooding into the country? If not, try being positive and support the president. You’ll sleep better.