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Trump’s actions are no laughing matter

Trump’s actions are no laughing matter

Vince Dacquisto, Niskayuna


The May 16 letter, “Anti-Trump letters to paper are laughable,”: “Rare and enjoyable forms of humor” is provocative and offensive.

Donald Trump is the greatest threat to our Democratic institutions in modern history. This corrupt demagogue has shamelessly lied to Americans more than 3,000 times since the inauguration. This is a mental illness, a pathology, way beyond a character flaw. But this is only the “opening act” of his horrifying reality show.

His blatant loyalty to, and intimidation by, Putin is treasonous. He has dismissed, and even encouraged Russia’s attack upon the cornerstone of our democracy, free elections. He’s clearly in Putin’s pocket; we have yet to discover exactly why.

His sickening assault upon the pillars of our democracy i.e., the free press,  justice system and the media has been relentless and destructive. He calls the free press “the enemy of the people.” He has compared the FBI to Nazis. But his most vicious tirade is aimed at the media, whom he describes as “among the most dishonest beings on earth.” These are Trump’s enemies -- the shining beacons of light, the source of truth and enlightenment, which expose Trump’s corruption and lies.

Trump is the same con man who was fined $25 million for defrauding innocent Americans with his fake Trump University, the same serial adulterer who proudly bragged about sexually assaulting women, the same thief who has 200 pending lawsuits by contractors whom he “stiffed” for services.

So, John Osterlitz, your reference to Gazette letter writers as “clowns’ and “lefty losers” is seriously flawed. 

Vince Dacquisto


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