Re: “I gave up on hope and voted for Trump,” (TNT letter, 12/3).
The letter writer say: “The stupid, immature statements Trump made were not half as frightening to me as the actions of Hillary Clinton.” I guess we are meant to understand that actions speak louder than words, yet she gives no examples of Clinton’s frightening actions.
What about the actions of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed in a 2010 interview: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”? She does not recall that McConnell spent the next six years acting on that vow by hamstringing Obama’s goals to the extent of shutting down our government.
And what about the person and the party she voted for wasting eight years questioning the president’s citizenship?
Voting on the basis of indefensible “stupid, immature statements”, or lies and innuendo, is not respecting individuals. Voting on the basis of fear and racism is not working constructively to improve an imperfect world.
I do not think voters for Trump gave up on hope. I think they gave in to fear.