Rhetoric of hate is unacceptable for anyone, but particularly for a sitting president (letter)
August 21, 2018
To the editor: I just re-read Ms. Carr's letter ("Trump's Montana rally appalling," Sunday, July 29) and find Mr. Reisinger's reply to her disingenuous ("Statements on President Donald Trump were misleading or false," Thursday, Aug. 16).
The president and his administration did not place those sanctions on Russia. Congress did. Mr. Comey found himself in a tough spot and did what he thought was right. Mr. Reisinger should read his book.
There is no doubt that this president, even before coming into his position and certainly since, went after the intelligence community, which included the FBI. Current indictments and court proceedings against some of his confederates are bearing out his motives against the intelligence community.
People are allowed to have biases in their work. But, that doesn't mean they can't do their work; 45 just likes to have people around him who praise him and certainly don't criticize him. What we're not used to is his bombastic style. That is new at this level of our politics.
That his seems to reflect similarities to the rhetoric of Huey Long, Joseph McCarthy and George Wallace may well make many Americans like Ms. Carr and myself uncomfortable. Hate and equivocation about hate are not things we feel should be accepted from anyone, let alone a president of the United States.
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