Letters to the Editor

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Tag: donald trump

July
8th

SANDERS: It’s an insult to equate him with Trump

Re: “How to interpret surges by Sanders and Trump?” (Kathleen Parker column, 7-8).

Poor Kathleen Parker. She struggles to produce a trumped up and insulting comparison between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Parker thinks Sanders’ advocacy for a living wage, affordable health care for all and for making the wealthiest pay taxes on a fairer share of their income equates to a redistribution of wealth that should “send shivers up the spines of most Americans.”

So how does she explain the huge crowds who turn out for his events? Were the 10,000 who showed up in Madison, Wisconsin, all “closet (shiver!)

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July
1st

TRUMP: Candidate’s views on immigration are curious

Donald Trump’s racist views on immigration makes no sense, unless he hates himself and his beginnings.

According to Wikipedia, Trump’s mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland. Trump’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants. His grandfather, Frederick Trump, migrated to the United States in 1885 and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1892.

Thanks to the stations that have cancelled his appearance on television due to his lies that degrade Mexican Americans.

Nov.
12th

GOP: TNT’s advice for Republicans amusing

Re: “State Republicans have a way back, if they want it” (editorial, 11-11).

Your advice to state Republicans on how to “come back” rang hollow as your newspaper is brimming with obvious praise for Democrats and Republican criticism with an occasional bone thrown to Republicans. For example, you endorsed Rob McKenna for governor. Even that sounds hollow when almost every word spilling off your pages supports a Democrat/Democrat lite view.

The thoughts that prompted the words were likely along the lines of: If only you Republicans would become more like us Democrats. If only you could understand that abortion

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Oct.
25th

ELECTION: Endorsement didn’t go far enough

I appreciate The News Tribune’s thoughtful and measured endorsement of President Obama for re-election (editorial, 10-24).

However I feel it left out something important. I wish the editorial board would have called out the hateful bashing of the president the last four years by right-wing talk radio and Fox News. I wish that the board had pointed out that its endorsement came after thoughtful consideration and was not colored by the four-year right-wing propaganda machine run by conservative pundits and entertainers for profit.

Based on the number of letters to the editor published online and in hard copy in

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Feb.
2nd

ROMNEY: Trump endorsement pitiful

Re: Donald Trump’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.

It is clear to the most moderately intelligent observer that the GOP has already ceded the 2012 election to President Obama.

The party’s serious candidates – Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie and David Petraeus – have deferred until 2016. This leaves the Republican stage crowded with clowns and losers.

Newt Gingrich was rejected by his own party in a previous Congress. Rick Santorum lost his last election by double digits. The Donald and the Willard can only be regarded as Marie Antoinettes in gray flannel.

It is sad to see the

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April
28th

OBAMA: Donald Trump should apologize

If Donald Trump were an honorable person, he would apologize to President Obama. Trump should say he was wrong in assuming Obama was not born in the United States and, therefore, not eligible to be president.

Obama released his birth certificate during his presidential campaign in 2008. The state of Hawaii has issued copies many times and has once again issued the “certificate of live birth.”
Be an honorable man, Mr. Trump, and apologize.

April
20th

TRUMP: The Donald’s right about our culture

I supported the president with his campaign for change. Not radical change, but change that would focus on our unemployment, drug use, educational systems, delusional financing, investments in professional sports, petroleum speculators, etc.

But after a half-term of same ol’, same ol’, I am completely disillusioned with the “change.” (Yeah, I know, Congress is to blame.)

To my horror, I now find myself agreeing with Donald Trump. Not about the president’s birthplace issue, but about our culture.

We are our own worst enemies. We refuse to face financial realities. We overpay our corporate executives to take our jobs, and financial

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April
20th

TRUMP: Liberals’ attack didn’t take long

Re: “Trump candidacy is laughable – and a bit terrifying” (Eugene Robinson column, 4-20).

It didn’t take long for the liberal supporters of everything Obama to start their engines. Yes, Robinson is one of many who have come out and started their campaign to discredit and attack anyone who questions anything about Obama.

The far left liberal talk shows have interviewed Donald Trump and are doing their very best to trip him up on answers to questions none of them have ever had the courage to ask Obama. They even include difficult follow-up questions, which never seem to get asked

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