Rational Trump

I noted with interest your Feb. 9 editorial cartoon which seemed to suggest Donald Trump be compared to Donald Duck.

I noted with interest your Feb. 9 editorial cartoon which seemed to suggest Donald Trump be compared to Donald Duck. While cute, your cartoonist clearly has no understanding whatsoever regarding Trump’s huge appeal to tens of millions of Americans.

Based on 34 years of living in that country, I can state that Americans love their country and they wear that love on their sleeves, in public display, and I know it has rankled many deeply when President Barack Obama dons the role of apologist-in-chief, going around the world constantly apologizing for what he interprets as America’s misdeeds.

Trump, on the other hand, openly declares his belief that America’s greatest days are yet to be achieved and, if elected, he will lead the way.

Despite the silly tales of ‘guns in the street,’ the vast majority of Americans are not only law-abiding, they also believe deeply in obedience to law. Therefore, it pains them deeply that millions of illegal — and that is the key word — immigrants are not only allowed to remain in their country, but are reaping huge financial and social service rewards for their actions which clearly violated the country’s laws. Trump strongly declares this to be wrong — and multitudes of American voters believe he is right.

Millions of Americans deeply believe that the greatest threat to their liberty is the runaway and still-escalating power of their own government and they believe the Second Amendment giving them the right to “keep and bear arms” was put into the U.S. Constitution to give citizens some control over their government. Trump understands this and the electorate responds in kind.

Trump is not some wild-eyed radical as the “politically correct” portray him. He is rational, determined to advance America, and that is why his popularity continues to grow.

Leonard MelmanNanoose Bay

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