The whole Donald Trump phenomenon is a national disgrace and is making America an international laughingstock! The Republicans have contributed to it for decades by dumbing down our education system in GOP-controlled states, teaching creationism with science. Fox News has helped, too, by presenting a distorted picture of conditions, and blaming real and imagined economic problems on Democratic policies and the policies of that black man people elected as president!
Fomenting hate against religious or racial groups to distract people from basic problems is a technique used by Hitler to get power in Germany. I shudder to think people are deluded enough to elect herr Trump as our führer, err — I mean, our president.
Thomas Wallace, Nipomo
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