Letter: President’s bullying: Sad




Bully: one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable (Merriam-Webster dictionary).

I read this definition and realized that, as teenagers, some of us were despicably cruel at times to others in middle school and high school (due to raging hormones, perhaps). Some seem to have learned from a family member to be bullies, and nasty ones, at that. I can easily picture people I grew up with who were this way. I have to wonder how multigenerational this was in their families.

I saw it in too many individuals when I worked for five years for Clark County Corrections. One of the staff would say, “Yeah, you’ll see him (or her) six months from now. They’ll be back.” Then they would go on to say that their mom and/or dad or grandma or grandpa had been incarcerated, as well.

To not a few Americans, this definition is what the current president is all about. As one person in the news would say, “Sad.”