2017-11-17 / Letters

Another letter writer offers opinion on President Trump

To the editor:

I read Ralph Zieff’s letter to the editor in a recent edition of The Sentry, in which he astutely and clearly compared the current (hopefully short-lived) occupant of the Oval Office, #45, to Adolf Hitler.

This led to a rebuttal letter from Allan Neff, who encouraged us to “Look at facts.” However, it appears that Mr. Neff, who obviously has been sucking the Fox Spews Kool-Aid, is referring to alternative facts.

Trump is a nativist reality-star billionaire, who has no decency and/or integrity, and is severely overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what he has inherited, thanks to his collusion with Russia (a treasonable offense). As a matter of fact, Trump never even sought to truly win the primary, let alone the election – he only sought to bring more awareness to his Trump brand.

Trump is an addlepated dotard who called Mexicans rapists, claimed President Obama was Kenyan by birth, wants to ban an entire religion from entering the U.S., mocked a disabled reporter, stated John McCain wasn’t a real war hero, attacked the Gold Star parents of a fallen soldier, brought the widow of another fallen soldier to tears, called for Russia to interfere in the election, bragged about committing sexual assault, accused by 12 women of sexual assault (said some of those women weren’t attractive enough for him to assault), said more countries should get nuclear weapons, asked why we didn’t use our nuclear weapons, said he would push the military to use torture, said a judge was biased because his parents were Mexican, said women should be punished for having abortions, incited violence at his rallies, called for his opponent to be jailed, stated climate change to be a hoax perpetrated by Chinese, declared bankruptcy six times, bragged about not paying taxes, has not shown his tax records, cheated his contractors and employees, claimed both sides at a Nazi rally had some “fine people,” cheated students enrolled at his fake university, insulted opponent’s looks, insulted opponent’s wife’s looks, has allowed fellow Americans to suffer and die in Puerto Rico, has sought to undermine the free press and has literally brought America and the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Trump has also sought to undo the legacy of one of our greatest, brightest, and best presidents, Barack Obama, simply out of petty spite and jealousy, small man that he is. Everything that Mr. Neff wrote about Trump’s accomplishments are “alternative facts”... or as clearthinking people call them, lies.

And Ralph Zieff is absolutely correct in his comparison of Trump to Hitler, in that Trump exhibits the classic aspects of a fascist. Early warnings signs of Fascism are: powerful and continuing Nationalism, disdain for human rights, identification of enemies as a unifying cause, supremacy of the military, rampant sexism, controlled mass media, obsession with national security, religion and government intertwined, corporate interests protected, labor power suppressed, disdain for intellectuals and arts, obsession with crime and punishment, rampant cronyism and corruption and fraudulent elections.

Actually, after witnessing Trump shove aside the prime minister of Montenegro at last May’s NATO conference, a better comparison would be that of Benito Mussolini, a strutting, brash man who will go down in history as a huge American mistake.

William Duffy-Dufris South Portland

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