Re: “Anti-Trump moral superiority rings hollow,” (TNT letter, 6/8).
While I don’t agree with columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. that all of President Trump’s supporters are “racist, misogynist deplorables, who do not value equality,” that sentiment is certainly understandable — not “smug moral superiority,” as the letter writer contends.
It is anything but smug, and is quintessentially moral.
Rather than complaining, perhaps the letter writer can enlighten us on the morality of embracing white supremacy, of separating young children from parents (to use the most recent example), and of eviscerating government support for the poor and disabled and the environment.
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Much of what Trump does is abhorrent to me, but much of that is politics. What Pitts points out is that much more of what Trump personifies is true immorality, racism and misogyny, and his continuing supporters are unable to rid themselves of his filth.
Calling out reprehensible behavior is not “smug moral superiority.” It’s called telling the truth.