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Letter: Trump showed disdain for country


Our feeble president” was wrought with feeble understandings of Americans (Our Readers’ Views, Sept. 12). Roy Schimelpfenig wrote, “Our nation was badly weakened in November by 80 million voters whose hatred of one man exceeded their love for country.” I would like to assure Roy that my vote for Joe Biden was because I do love my country, and because I felt our former president was feeble and unstable. Here are a few of the facts that swayed me (and many of the 80 million voters):

• He coddled and admired Putin and Kim Jong Un, and believed them instead of his own advisers.

• His misogynistic views were evident before and during his presidency.

• His support of Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups is not a show of love of country.

• His apparent hatred of minority groups was evident (remember calling some African countries “s***-hole countries”).

• His flippant remarks on COVID-19 went against science then and now, and are still a major problem today.

• He was complicit in encouraging the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Those are some of the reasons that those who voted for Joe Biden did it out of love for country. Donald Trump did nothing for the love of country — he did it for his own ego, and the electorate was smart enough to recognize it.

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