“What supporters see in Trump” by Al Fonzi (Aug. 7) is another Republican sellout attempt to defend the indefensible: Trump’s presidential qualifications.
Mr. Fonzi claims Trump’s “brash, often coarse,” New York-style, never-apologize discourse endears Trump. Trump’s rude, vitriolic, hateful remarks incite racial division, rage and fear. His inability to control these outbursts makes him unfit for the Oval Office.
Americans are “cynical about the political process” and “elected officials,” asserts Mr. Fonzi. Ironically, Trump exemplifies how the very rich and corporate America have used their wealth to influence politics to their advantage, leading to huge wealth and income disparities that cause Americans cynicism. (Think Citizen’s United and deregulation of Wall Street.) Trump’s economic speech advocates more of the same; tax breaks for the wealthy and trickle-down economics.
I admire those Republicans who put our country first over party and refuse to support this unqualified, dangerous candidate.
Beryl Bennett, Morro Bay