Regarding the Nov. 23 J. Peder Zane column “Democrats may be incapable of taking the high road”: Donald Trump won the election and is the president of all Americans.
Most Democrats, myself included, and some Republicans didn’t vote for him. The Democratic Party lost the election hence became the opposition, opposing the president’s policies, keeping the door open for possible common ground.
I didn’t like Trump before the campaign. His rhetoric confirmed my view and increased my detestation of him. I won’t list his disgusting viewpoints and positions, abundantly exposed by the media; the “terrible media” that gave him extensive free campaign coverage. His stances weren’t just words, or starting points, as some political pundits and mushed brains followers stated trying to justify the unjustifiable.
Words define the candidate’s policies allowing people to choose. The “lecture” about President Obama “missed” the point that the President-elect, when Obama took office, went on a long rant claiming that our president was an illegal immigrant, not the president of all Americans. Even now 30 percent of Republicans (many in Congress) remain “believing” that.
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I’ll continue on my road, neither high nor low, without any expectations of President Trump’s presidency, fretting that by the end of his term most Americans’ lives will be much worse than they are now.
Henrique S. Gomes