White nationalism is dividing America

To the editor:

Well, once again I’m lowering the American flag to half staff which is coming to be a too common event.

President Trump made a speech after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton blaming the fake news, mental illness and video games. Do you think the real problem might be what he has said over the past years like most Mexicans are drug dealers, rapists, and murderers and I guess there might be some good ones? Or, that there were good people on both sides at Charlottesville which includes neo-Nazis and white nationalists, when David Duke of the KKK said that’s why we elected him? Could it be when he had the Muslim ban and said all Muslims hate us, or could it be that the immigrants coming into our country is like an invasion or an infestation that needs to stop? Could it be at his rallies his base believe anything he says and would actually kill for this man or the racist remarks he said about four American congresswomen of color, saying they should go back where they come from or maybe separating children at the border from their parents and putting them in cages? The pure hate goes on and on.

The 21-year old who traveled 600 miles across Texas heard his remark about the infestation and thought he needed to make America great again, take out a few Mexicans and clean up the infestation that Trump referred to. I’m sure there are many like this man out there who feel the same way.

Trump is not pulling the trigger but he is enabling much of the hatred behind his acts of pure racism and hate. He is giving aid and comfort to angry white men by offering them clear targets.

There will be no peace until America removes this dictator-loving, racist president and “Moscow Mitch” McConnell and those beholden to the gun lobby.

Dear God, we need you more and more each and every day; give us a president who unites us regardless of color or creed, not the one we have now who is bent on dividing this great country.

ROBERT HAYDEN

Blairs

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