What Trump said
Regarding the news story “School systems, governments affirm support for immigrants, refugees” (TDN, Nov. 11):
Trump said nothing hateful or dangerous about Muslims; that is simply untrue. What he said was that there needs to be a temporary ban on Muslims immigrating from hostile nations that breed terrorism until we can come up with a fool-proof method of vetting them. The reason he said that is because of the bigotry and potential for violence that is so predominate in the Muslim community toward non-Muslims, especially Americans. Not sure what the city of Durham is up to here, but I guess outlawing discrimination of any kind is a good thing.
The results of the election were nothing less than horrifying for all of these Americans: Mexican and Muslim immigrants, under-insured, not insured, unemployed, under-employed, under-paid, women who don’t meet Trump standards for beauty, women have been raped, beaten by husbands, gotten pregnant from rape or incest, poor with no access to birth control, who are of color, have disabilities, auto-immune or chronic disease, who are gay or lesbian, poor, homeless, with obsolete job skills, children and teens who have been bullied, young women abused by cat calls and pornography, and everyone else who is NOT a white, wealthy, man.
I am a middle-aged, unemployed housewife with arthritis, could very possibly lose my health insurance, maybe my home at my next hospitalization, because Mr Trump plans to do away with my insurance.
It is now up to every single Trump supporter to explain to all of us who did not vote for him, why, why why? I don’t understand your reasoning, at all. I can’t see how anything, like emails, can come anywhere NEAR to the threat we all now face from an authoritarian, wealthy, juggernaut, demagogue with a foul mouth.
For someone in the hospitality business, Donald Trump is the most inhospitable, unethical, most threatening, dominating, personality to have ever been elected to office.
Yes, the time is now to explain why this man was elected to this nation’s highest office. The electorate has given him the power to not only personally hurt all those listed above, but to also draft our children in wars, drop nuclear weapons, cause WW III, and lead to the extinction of our descendants because of unmitigated climate change.
Sarah K. McIntee