Re June 15 letter, “America is better off having Trump”: To Geraldine Krawitz and all other Trump supporters, I beg your indulgence while I suggest America has always been a great nation, even before Trump’s election. Who then decided to obliterate the rule of law by ignoring the emoluments clause of the Constitution; welcomed foreign agents into the White House from a country expelled for spying; called white supremacists nice people after they ran over a woman and beat a black protester; saluted a general of a foreign government that had held an American hostage, who subsequently died from his injuries due to torture; ignored racism and hooliganism conducted in his name; insulted our allies who fought by our side to defeat Hitler and Nazism during World War II; and the most egregious of all, placed children as young as four years of age in cages because their parents had the audacity to believe their safety depended on making it to the border of the United States.
For me, the term MAGA was a campaign slogan coined to appeal to those who couldn’t wrap their minds around a black man or woman as president. Years later, when history reminds us our country was on the brink of certain financial collapse, Trump voters will never admit a man of color had anything to do with righting the ship known as the United States and will continue to believe Trump was the greatest president of all time.
Such blind adoration has occurred time and again in history, with many of those leaders deposed in disgrace.