Readers Write: Nov. 24

Trump votes not based on bigotry

The letter writer (“Trump will make our plight worse,” Readers Write, Nov. 11) stated he knew why so many voted for Trump was because we had been struggling to make a good living and Washington had not been there for us and we let our bigotry lead us to vote for Trump.

Bigotry had nothing to do with my vote. I knew I could never vote for someone as dishonest and corrupt as Hillary. I am 87 years young and have kept up with Bill and Hillary Clinton for 32 years and knew they were the most corrupt couple ever to reside in the White House. I don’t know how good Trump will be, but I do know how bad the Clintons have been.


What will Trump do to our future?

The dog has caught the car. Now we will see what the Republicans can do in several key areas critical to our future. For example, what kind of immigration policy will the Trump administration follow? Most Americans want a responsible path to citizenship for the undocumented. How will the administration change the Affordable Care Act? Kicking 20 million people off health care coverage seems politically infeasible. What actions will the new administration take to combat terrorism? What will it do that President Obama has not already done to defeat ISIS? Will rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure create jobs? U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has said it’s not high on his priority list. And finally, will the administration undo the significant strides made to curtail climate change? The rest of the world is watching this and everything else President-Elect Trump does. Despite the cacophonous clamor from the Right, Mr. Trump has a tough act to follow. And we on the Left will be watching him very closely.


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