Re “Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'?,” (sacbee.com, Jan. 11): Never would I have thought that a president would be so overtly racist but President Trump’s recent comment is just another in a long line a racist remarks that make it impossible to deny the truth. To defend his statement by claiming it's the way regular people talk is wrong, it's the way insecure, hate filled, ignorant people talk. The president is supposed to lead and one way you lead is by raising the level of conversation not debasing it. It is a very sad time for our country.
Ernest Freitas, Auburn