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Letter to the editor: Trump is the best

June 3, 2017


To the editor:

This is a reply to the recent letter “Let’s Be Honest” from T.J. Henderson. I am one of those people who still support President Trump and will now and when he is re-elected in 2020. What alternative would you suggest Mr. Henderson, another Democrat like Obama or crooked Hillary Clinton? The country has had enough of the leftist political nonsense over the last eight years.

Trump is not perfect, but he is head and shoulders above any Democrat that I know of. The investigation of Hillary’s mishandling of classified information should be reopened. Democrats can’t get over the election results and are still crying in their beer. Sit back and relax; Trump will dismantle all the things Obama did to hurt this country.


Thomas Bryce Jr. 1 year ago

You are most certainly entitled to your opinion. The facts show that you are in the minority, nationwide, on your support of Trump. Not one National Poll shows his approval rating higher than his disapproval rating. Not even FOX.

Brock Masters 1 year ago

He is also better than most of the Republicans in office.

Ray Mizumura 1 year ago

By what criterion or criteria? That is one meaningless comment, Brock.

Brock Masters 1 year ago

My opinion based on the fact that he is doing what he said he'd do when campaigning instead of acting all conservative while campaigning like most Republicams do and then wimping out when in office.

Steve Jacob 1 year ago

Who cares about Clinton? She is a nobody now so why do Trump people still bring her up? She is as relevant as Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Griffin. The Russia investigation is much more important. Remember the special investigator was probably asked for by Republicans in the House/Senate.

Steve Jacob 1 year ago

And let's look at the economy. Sure the stock market is very good, even that is only the top stocks responsible for all the gains, but let's look other numbers. It was a poor jobs report yesterday. Gold prices are up sharply with the 10 year note down close to two percent again, implying a flight to safety. Retail numbers looking bleak, car sales down, probably another interest rate hike this month. The signs of a recession are coming.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 year ago

And it always seems that the stock market is doing really good right before a recession. But I'm real sure that the letter writer will find a way to blame it all on Obama. I mean, the recession that started before Obama was even elected is his fault, according to Trump supporters. Or it will be Clinton's fault, because she didn't win the election. There are even videos of Trump supporters saying that the lack of response to Katrina was Obama's fault. And one video of a guy who wondered why Obama wasn't at the White House doing his job when 9/11 happened. Or I love my conservative relative who accused Obama of being a draft dodger too, so we can't criticize Trump for doing it. Never mind that Obama was only 12 years old when they stopped drafting. And I'm real sure we never drafted 12 year olds.

Ray Mizumura 1 year ago

Right--for decades, the GOP brought up Jimmy Carter for comparison/contrast, but that's past expiration date (and besides, public admiration for JC is high and has been for a good while). Now their strategy, if you can call it that, is to just bitch about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and they will do that until further notice (with some references to Kathy Griffin--all Democrats are personally and thoroughly responsible for her, yes?).

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago

Many years ago a high school teacher once told me that "everything in this world serves a good purpose.......even if it is nothing more than a bad example..,

P.S. I do not think you can "re-elect" someone who has been impeached......if the spineless Republicans ever get off of their lazy butts.

Plan hard fact...Hillary Clinton was the winner of the election. she received the most ratings in all the polls and she received the most votes. The winner in ANY ELECTION OTHER THAN THE FRAUDULNT ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

You need not continue to spread your baloney about Trump. He is a loser and will ultimately pay the price for his stupidity and foolishness. It has already begun.

Brock Masters 1 year ago

You do realize that Trump is president ergo Hillary lost. Well I guess it's true except for those that deny Trump is president like those that refused to give up on Obama being a Muslim. Hillary won = Obama is a Muslim. Way to go Fred.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago again.......Where is this great new "replacement" for the Affordable Care Act that we were so fervently promised in the pre-election furor??

Uh////where is the tax reform...?? My wallet wants to know???

Where is any of the things (except the climate disaster) that this guy promised???

How about the promised "Muslim ban" that has been shot down twice by the courts??

Huh????? Hmmmm.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 1 year ago

I could care less about my status in the minority or majority. I support President Trump. He is making the changes he promised to do to save our nation, and I am proud of him.

Michael Kort 1 year ago

Yes, why i was down at the border between the US and Mexico and that wall is huge....?

And Trump sure put the Chinese in their place ....?

And how about Trumps' recent remarks in Europe that have forced the German leader to suggest that Germany can no longer depend on the US and must be prepared to protect itself.............way to go. !.....let's remilitarize the Germans.....what could go wrong with that idea ?

i bet that meat producers in Kansas are thrilled that Trump tore up the Trans Pacific trade pact.......because their market just shrank along with their price profits......keep it up farmers ! ! !..........just wait until he tears up NAFTA.......Trump is going to make great fools out of you .

There are currently 3 times the jobs in clean energy.... than in his best thinking is to try and kill it while insulting the world by stiffing publicly the Paris Climate Accords .

Warfare can also be economic......nobody likes a bully.....and the world could simply walk away from the dollar as its' reserve currency for international trade in the face of Trumps behaviors which would have costly economic consequences for us .

We are going thru an energy revolution as profound as the industrial revolution and the slow or deliberately backwards will be left behind .

While you're at it look up the financially troubled 666 FIFTH AVE in NYC, NY. ....a Kushner Co. property .

Realize that Russian Banks are sanctioned and that Americans can't legally do business with them and visa versa.........and who is conversing with them but Trumps son in law and who can manage the lifting of those sanctions but the Trumpster ?

Make America Great Again.......we currently have 11 nuclear powered aircraft carriers with a 12th one in the process for 2020.......who is a match for that ? ......or has more ?

Oh, guess who recently bought the largest US oil refinery in Port Arthur, Tx ? ..........the global Saudi Aramco....along with 24 pipeline distribution terminals in the Southeast and Northeast USA .

Yep, Trump is president of the United States of Scripted Reality TV and his son in law has replaced the Congressionally Approved SOS, as someone who engages foreign governments in our name.......kind of like Hillary Clinton back when Bill was the unelected bonus..... whatever ?... person ?

Michael Kort 1 year ago

BTW....Trump is not responsible for our newest aircraft carrier, the Jerald R Ford or for the aircraft carrier now under construction to be finished in 2020, to be called the John F don't be fooled by Trumps promises to build two new aircraft carriers in his term because these are huge boats that are long term naval plans that he had no part in .

Steve Jacob 1 year ago

Not really sure what he has done yet? When you get stuff through Congress is when change happens. As we see now Executive Orders are worthless, every 4-8 years the next President will rip up everything the last one wrote.

Ray Mizumura 1 year ago

One of the worst letters ever printed in LJ World.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago

wow, Ray!! Where have you been? I'm dying here among Trump lovers!!

Ray Mizumura 1 year ago

Author of the letter is good at only one thing: confirming the negative stereotypes of Trump/Pence voters.

Similar to 45th President, author is out of touch with reality, and that is putting it politely.

Opponents of 45th President are not "crying in their beer." They are taking action against this regime, as is their right to do so, and more power to them.

You want to see a crybaby, you just have a look at 45th President's tweets, and listen to his speeches in which he casts himself as the most unfairly treated politician of all time.

Clearly, Mr. Starnes, you are the person who needs to "get over" things, i.e. your obsession with former President and Presidential candidates. You say nothing positive about 45th President, you just whine about how awful and communistic those Democrats are, all of 'em. That tells us everything we need to know. Just like the 45th--you got nothing, sir. Nothing.

TJ Henderson 1 year ago

Gosh, what a strange response.

I don't quite understand how you consider yourself caring of the country, while at the same time asserting that you know four years in advance who you will support in the next election no matter what. That's blind support...the wrong type of support.

The better question to ask instead of 'why democrats' why Trump? If your reasoning is simply because he's not them, then you sir need to reassess your love of country by disconnecting from your love of party or ideology.

You're working in the reverse scientific method. You already have your conclusion. Now you're working backwards to make the conclusion make sense. Those working it properly are seeing that Donald Trump presents a clear and unique danger to the country...not democrats...the country.

Dick Sengpiehl 1 year ago

I had to blink twice after reading this letter to the editor. I do believe he's really serious and not joking.

Chris Golledge 1 year ago

I am wondering what compelled Glen to write this letter. Surely it was not Trump's assertion that being in a position of power means you get to sexually assault women with impunity; that was many scandals ago. Maybe it was Trump's promise to replace Obamacare with something better, and it turned out he meant better tax breaks for him and his billionaire friends; nah, that is so last week. Maybe it was Trump's attempts to further divide the country along racial lines, probably not. I'm going to guess Glen felt that Trump needed some support after Trump rejected 200 years of progress in the physical sciences, as well as the findings of economic experts like George Schultz and Henry Paulson, evidenced by Trump's removal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.

I suspect that is it. Making assertions and decisions that fly in the face of reality is a gutsy move, and Glen probably felt that #45 might need a safe place in the support that Glen could give him.

Bob Reinsch 1 year ago

I would suggest Mr. Starnes and like-minded supporters of Mr. Trump buckle in. It's going to be a rough week, followed by a rough month, and an even rougher 2017. I wouldn't count on 2020 being in the mix.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago

News Flash! !Terrorists strike (again) in the U.K...........I thought Trump was going to "bomb the sh*t out of the terrorists?? Is the UK on your travel ban?? Why not??

David Reynolds 1 year ago

Wow, the Liberals are on grand display with their Trump Derangement Syndrome.

All that Liberal negativity tells me President Trump must be doing a lot of things correctly. Because if he was promoting the Liberal agenda the world wouldn't hear a peep.

As for Germany & the EU, they are spewing their normal political bluster about America. I believe they would change their tune in a heart beat if we pulled our military out & kept all those $$$$ in USA.

Have you ever heard a Liberal/socialist squeal when ever a funding source is denied them?

Thomas Bryce Jr. 1 year ago

Even FOX News polls show Trump's approval is weak. Please stop with the Liberal/Conservative Hype. Both parties( and Independents) have problems with Trump who is neither a Democrat or a Republican. He is an Economic Opportunist. Mark Twain said it best: "It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." And if you are so against Socialists/Communists, why are Trump supporters so comfy with the idea of such close cooperation with Putin and Russia by the Trump Administration and Trump himself?

Chris Golledge 1 year ago

Is that why the U.S. spends as much as the next 12 nations combined on our military; squealing liberals?

Michael Kort 1 year ago

Who owns the financially troubled,.... 666 FIFTH AVE., N.Y.C., N.Y. ?

Look it up ! is NOT former President Obama .

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago

"Trump Derangement Syndrome." David.........are you a political science prof?? Your smooth pronouncements regarding the dislike of a perverted, incompetent fool who wormed his way into the White House with liberal assistance with the director of the FBI are interesting.

Your attachment of labels to those of us who you have never met or do not know is curious.

Yeah......Mark Twain said it best! There are a lot of people out here who have bought a bill of goods and now do not want to admit their foolishness. Sad.

David Reynolds 1 year ago

I never trust a poll & you shouldn't stake your reputation on them either.

You have no idea regarding who was polled, their alliegence, nor if they are telling the truth.

Polls are concockted dailey to try for politicsl gain.

How quickly everyone forgets the 2016 polls.

Oh Fred, don't forget your name calling is a reflection of the person doing the name calling.

Steve King 1 year ago

Can someone explain to me how letting the Coal companies dump their wastes in our rivers and steams makes America great again?

Steve Jacob 1 year ago

Nobody in the world wants coal. Natural gas is better and cheaper. Obama did not kill coal, the marketplace did. Same thing will happen to oil, maybe not in our lifetime.

Richard Aronoff 1 year ago

Fred: there are problems and there are facts of life. Problems have solutions. Facts of life don't. The Electoral College is a fact of life. The only way to get rid of it is to amend the Constitution. There is no way all of the states in "fly over country" are going to vote to give New York and California a lock on any presidential election. The only possible fix would be to award electoral votes on a county-by-county basis. If you look at a national county-by-county election results map, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton still lose.

As for Trump's poll numbers, I wouldn't pay too much attention. Right up to the evening of election day, most major media polls gave HRC a 90% chance of winning. I've come to believe they were so wrong because they refused to believe what the late polls showed what would happen in favor of what they hoped would happen. Public records show that among journalists who contribute to political parties, over 90% of the money goes to the Democrat Party.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 year ago

There are a lot more people involved in solar and wind power than there are coal miners. So Trump would rather put them out of business? Why? Even if there was no climate problems, why would you kill innovation? This is not for the coal or oil workers. They can be retrained to do other jobs. This is for people who have gotten rich from coal and oil. Don't kid yourself or those of us who are informed.

David Reynolds 1 year ago

How is President Trump putting people out of work in the solar & wind industries? If those industries are viable, they will continue to succeed, thus why do we need a Climate Treaty?

There is nobody stopping those industries from continuing on as usual. There is no one standing in the way of individuals & industries from continuing their CO2 reduction efforts.

All the Climate Treaty goals were voluntary. No nation "had to" meet those standards. As a matter of fact China is exempt from doing anything for years.

The USA already reduced it's CO2 footprint by 18% between 2000 & 2014.

The good news we are saving Billions of $ to reinvest in our economy & areas of research that will help the USA more readily afford to invest in CO2 technologies.

Richard Aronoff 1 year ago

The reason that everyone can open a can of food and not die is that Napoleon, realizing that an army does "travel on its stomach" offered a large cash prize to anyone who could figure out how to preserve food.

He didn't provide government funding for the effort. He awarded the cash prize for results.

Obama said if he got everything he wanted regarding fossil fuels utility bills would "skyrocket>" His word -- not mine.

If coal is eliminated without a viable, affordable replacement, Granny won't be getting pushed off a cliff --- she'll freeze to death in the dark.

Michael Kort 1 year ago

Richard you need not worry .

The replacement for coal is called cheap, much cleaner natural gas that is easier for power producers to use and less labor intensive .

Unfortunately, natural gas ( like oil before it back in the 50s, when the US was an net exporter of oil to elsewhere ), is now being liquified in sea ports for shipment in ocean going LNG tankers to elsewhere, with long term contracts, so you just give the energy companies time and they will raise the price of domestic natural gas thru supply and demand and pipeline capacities and your drama over coal might become a reality talking point

In the meantime power storage for solar and wind electricity is growing and someday we will ( as corporate America does already ) be using our roof tops more efficiently to replace the grid .

Energy companies can ship our natural gas to Europe, England or the Far East and still make a killing even considering the transportation costs and it is good for the short term goals of ballance of trade payments............but just plain stupid as hell, as was of our energy policies in the 50s that caught up with us with the creation of OPEC and the energy embargo of us by them in later years .

David Reynolds 1 year ago

Michael your comments ignore supply & demand for economical alternatives.

Americans always shop for the most affordable alternative.

That's why solar & wind aren't & won't be the dominant energy sources. This is due to its unreliability in some geographic areas.

Energy in the future is not a one size fits all solution. Each region of the country will end up with its own energy source wether it's solar

Michael Kort 1 year ago

And what does the grid do other than allow some power plants to be shut down for repairs now and then ?

Wind power is here in Ks. to stay and of course companies that invest millions in this just don't get it ? Nor is it sellable on the grid to elsewhere ? Right .

Solar cost per panel is continuing to go down while power output is rising with newer panels capable of producing on cloudy days .

Power storage is constantly advancing and is the real missing key along with utilities who are invested in the grid and don't want to be bypassed by solar and wind or be forced to allow solar or wind to turn their meters backwards to the point that their only income from a customer would become the basic service on billing meter fee with zero energy use .

Coal requires massive excavation and restoration costs, 110 cars trains and engines are neither free nor cheap to operate, fuel and natural gas is much cleaner burning and requires no ash disposal, less handling and less boiler cleaning .

The market has spoken already and that is why things have changed but don't let that change your mind .

David Reynolds 1 year ago

Continued from above:

Wind, natural gas, coal, or other future technologies.

By not pouring billions of $ into the black hole of the Paris Treaty, we free our resorces to develope those new technologies.

International competition will only help us as we move forward on this journey to economical green energy sources.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year ago

WOW!! This letter has some staying time! Today Trump attacks the mayor of London.


If we need to stop terrorists from entering the USA with the Muslim travel ban, why isn't the UK on the list of "Muslim" countries?

Brock Masters 1 year ago

Simple Fred. It is because the so-called ban targets countries that do not have the infrastructure to do proper vetting. The U.K. Does and therefore is not included.

David Reynolds 1 year ago

Fred your last comment is about as brilliant as the comments of the judge in the article below. It's obvious you have no clue the issues created by illegal immigration & not properly vetting those seeking entry inti the USA.

We welcome everyone wanting to come to this country to become proud Americans, assimilate, productive citizens & above all not want to hurt or kill us.

John Gallup 1 year ago

Wow, that letter was so misinformed they need to get back to that civics class they definitely skipped in high school. Actually a ton of people are ignorant to this subject yet instead of educating they just keep typing away their misinformed ideas.

Ray Mizumura 1 year ago

John, please. What good are civics classes when public education is just snowflake, liberal, pro-Muslim, turn everyone gay and communist indoctrination? What you call being "misinformed" is nothing less than seeing the light, sir! Get on board with Making America Great Again!

Michael Kort 1 year ago

Well, i usually consider infrastructure to be roads, and highways, bridges, water mains and water treatment plants, gas mains, sewer mains and sewage treatment plants, rain runoff catch basins and sewers, separating old combined septic and catch basin sewers, sidewalks, street lighting and signs, etc..

This country has Trillions of dollars of infrastructure in need of replacement .

So what does Trump ( who was forced to sell the Trump Shuttle Airline when it became very apparent that he was clueless about how to run an airline.......and his more earthly businesses like casinos where the house always wins in the end ? ( well, not with Donald running things ! )

Well, he who ( ? ) could not imagine that running an airline or casino might be really hard ? ) has decided to fix air traffic control " first of all things " by involving private shareholders into the air traffic control mix, that will want their yearly 15%...... and the " 666 " with the details of passenger safety that they will be doing with this change ? Ha, Ha, Ha !

When have we heard that the FAA is responsible for airlines overbookings or was faulted recently in a planes crashing ?........why fix what isn't all that broken, unless you are Donald ADHD Trump ?.........who has a head full of clueless directions and ideas !

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