Letter to the Editor: Why Trump? It’s the border, stupid

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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To the editor:

In response to Mr. Carroll’s request for help in last week’s letter to the editor, I truly hope this advice is beneficial, helpful and productive. There were two glaring inaccuracies in your excuses for not supporting President Trump.

First, during President Trump’s photo-op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church’s parish house, after the peaceful protesters nearly burned it down, he did not hold the Bible upside down.

Second, President Trump did not “pledge to act as a dictator”. His actual quote was, “You’re not going to be a dictator are you? No. No. No. Other than day one, we’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that I’m not a dictator” reverting back to President Trump’s policies before he leftboffice.

Mr. Carroll, It is evident that many of your negative accusations of President Trump are based on faulty premises. My advice to you would be, identify the sources of misinformation and aggressively purge them; and, try your best not to propagate the misinformation.

To answer your question, “Help me understand how supporting Trump as the GOP nominee is in the best interest of the country”? My answer, to you, would be: Energy Independence and (modifying a 1990s Democrat campaign slogan) I.T.B.S (It’s The Border Stupid).

Kurt Musselman