Correction: The print version of this letter did not include the first sentence. The full letter is below.
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the May 27 letter, “Trump is a sickness worse than COVID”.
Mr. McKie’s letter is incorrect on so many levels. Let me address just three.
First, he attacks Trump’s character. While President Trump’s New York brusque and sometimes abrasive manner may be concerning to some I personally find it no more offensive than fellow New Yorkers senator Chuck Schumer, Mario Cuomo or even the recent resident Hillary Clinton. I may not like the WAY he does things but I like WHAT he does. The presidency shouldn’t be a popularity contest about who looks good or speaks best but what they do for America and Americans.
Second he attacks Trump for enforcing America’s immigration laws. Presidents of both parties going back twenty years have talked about the immigration problem and said something should be done about it but did nothing. Mr. McKie may be a fan of those that speak well but do nothing. Personally, I prefer someone that tells me how it is, good or bad, them comes up with ideas and implements a plan to correct the problem rather than talk about it. Mr McKie seems to equate anyone that can sneak into the country as an “immigrant”. They are not. They are illegal persons in country – i.e. criminals. Immigrants enter the country legally through consulates or border check stations. True immigrants, as apposed to temporary workers or visitors, pledge allegiance to the United States, adopt the customs and laws of the U.S., make an effort to learn the language. They do not enter by breaking the law to get here. My ancestors came through Ellis Island, stood in line, proved themselves to be healthy and had jobs or sponsors – none of which the illegals do.
Thirdly he insinuates that because Trump knows and uses the nation’s tax laws more effectively than he Trump must be crooked. Trump’s taxes are professionally prepared and regularly audited, I have no doubt they are legal and done IAW the tax laws. The fact he chooses to employ ten of thousands of workers from architects, truck drivers, equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, painters, house cleaners, waiters, ground keepers and hundreds of other categories – ALL of which pay taxes and spend money because they have jobs, not welfare, apparently doesn’t register with Mr. McKie. He’d apparently rather see more of Trump’s money confiscated by the government to support welfare and illegals rather than create jobs.
Mr. Trump may not fit people’s definition of perfect but I will still vote for him over what I have seen in the unqualified, no-record, crooked and socialists candidates of the opposition.