Re “Ralph Northam's Virginia win is a balm for jittery Democrats” (sacbee.com, Nov. 8): President Donald Trump plays to his base supporters with his words, but his actions and agenda does not favor them. Has this base of voters clamored for tax restructuring that favors the rich and corporate America, making preexisting condition health care coverage optional, and supersizing the national debt? Obviously not. Base stalwarts need to sift through his tweets and rhetoric to see that he is undermining them and lining his own pockets, and the pockets of the upper 1 percenters, at the expense of Americans. If his tax records were released as promised, it would become crystal clear that he is playing the long con. Tuesday’s election results hopefully signify America’s wake up call to the deceitful tax and budget proposals championed by our president and his congressional enablers.
David Keneller, El Dorado Hills