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Donald Trump’s lengthy legacy of fearmongering

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. AP

Donald Trump’s “There’s something going on with (President Barack Obama) that we don’t know about” statement on Nov. 25 in South Carolina adds just one more layer to his already-lengthy legacy of ranting the most thoughtless, crude, inane, false, fearmongering remarks to issue from a presidential candidate in modern times. He should take a hint from Maggie Smith’s dowager character in “Downton Abbey” that “vulgarity is no substitute for wit.”

So why do people say they might vote for The Donald? The most frequent answer is simplistic: “He’s a businessman. He gets things done.” And Mussolini made the trains run on time. Do watch what you wish for.

Sue Salvadori, Atascadero

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