Pertinent questions remained unanswered in letter response

Don’t be fooled by Trump’s bluster.

This letter is in response to the letter, “Trump does the work, while politicians do nothing,” published June 3.

Mr. Borland, you responded to my previous letter but you conveniently failed to answer my question: Would you allow your loved ones to board an airplane if you knew that the pilot lacked the basic knowledge, intelligence and takes no responsibility for how to pilot a commercial jet? Examine your conscience and answer truthfully. That’s all.

Why is Trump hiding his tax records? Did you even bother to read the Oct. 2, 2018, New York Times feature article? The Times is the gold standard when it comes to competency and integrity, by the way. The Times describes how Trump “participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased [his] fortune.” The Times investigation was “based on a vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records.” Again, what is Trump hiding?

We are in an economic recession with skyrocketing unemployment and there are 1.8 million cases and over 105,000 deaths in the United States as I type this reply. Why? Because Trump and his administration purposefully ignored the early intelligence and warning signs for the coronavirus threat. Trump dismissed the threat as a “hoax” and painted the threat as hysteria by liberals during many of his rallies. You know, the rallies where he meets with rich donors prior to the rally.

Mr. Boeland, do you think Trump’s xenophobic messages have encouraged recent criminal attacks against Asians? Trump’s xenophobic messages are typical scapegoating designed to divert your attention while he, his cronies and rich Americans fleece this country for their own gain. You should worry more about the rich getting richer at the expense of the vast middle class in this country than worrying about illegal aliens who are filling a demand by being hired by willing and eager farmers, hotels and restaurants. Contrary to what Trump will have you believe, the majority of all immigrants in this country are here legally and they help to make America great. Illegal aliens in our country are the least of all our problems right now. Don’t be fooled and don’t be gullible. Mr. Borland, if you really want to be myopic and self-righteous, European-Americans will need to return this stolen land to the indigenous people who were here before you and your ancestors.

Refuse to be dazzled by Trump’s ignorance, pathological lies, bluster and shallowness. These characteristics are as indisputable as the laws of science and mathematics.

Stanley McKie