Last Sunday’s Conversation, based on Ben Boychuk’s article “Why Trump will win White House” (Forum, June 5), asked: How do you think a Trump presidency would change the United States of America?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Racists would be happy for a while
Racist America would rejoice for a while and people of color would start planning their revolt. Nonracist America would accept that we’ve hit rock bottom for this century and realize we still have a great deal of work to do here in the melting pot.
Around the world people would look at each other in wonder and smile at the realization that we’re dumber than they are, which they’ve suspected for some time. They’d be right.
Nora J. Coryell, Jackson
Hey, Ben, polling says otherwise
I read Ben Boychuk’s article with astonishment and amusement. This treatise did not contain a single data-based fact. No reference to polls, demographic trends, recent Electoral College history. Zero. Nada. Zip. Just a few random notions on why Donald Trump will be our next president.
When you look at reliable polling data of women having a negative view of Trump by a large measure, verifiable demographic increases of Hispanic and other minority voters, and the fact that a Democrat has won the presidential popular vote in five of the past six elections, there is no evidence to support Boychuk’s opinions.
Larry Anderson, Granite Bay
Why Trump won’t win White House
I find Ben Boychuk’s “solid reasoning” full of holes. To project such a confident statement is irresponsible. It’s all conjecture based on emptiness, which is what Donald Trump represents. Trump isn’t saying things people want to hear, he’s saying things that most civilized people know are irresponsible, rude and provocative.
There are millions of Americans who are nauseous over his candidacy. We still have time to change the direction of this election and see this man with clear eyes for exactly what he is: a bigot, a racist, a sexist, and a childish bully who bloviates until someone stops him, then he pretends that he didn’t say exactly what he said. A leader, he is not.
It’s my hope that the American people will wake up from this reality show and be grateful that we live in a country that can stop a tyrant before it’s too late.
Susan Whitaker, Auburn
America will not be conned by Trump
Electing Donald Trump will transform the United States from a caring nation to a third-world country that violates human rights. I am calling on all Latinos to build a metaphorical wall around Trump to prevent him from reaching the White House. America will not be conned.
Trump is a fraud. He’ll say anything to get elected. He told farmers in the Central Valley there is no drought, and he will fix their water problems. Trump said he will build a wall between Mexico and the United States. That will not happen; Mexico will not pay for it.
There is so much hatred and misinformation coming out of Trump’s mouth, I am surprised people will vote for him.
Mauricio E. Leiva, Fair Oaks
Mark Johnston – Inevitable. Democrats have forced a liberal and much more socialist way of life on Americans, and this is the backlash. People don’t necessarily like Donald Trump, they just see him as payback.
Jon McMindes – This dangerously ignorant man, pandering to people’s discontent with Washington, will never be POTUS. He can’t put together a coherent thought. He will be exposed in debates. He plays to emotion, and it works with the base of people who think President Barack Obama, or their own do-nothing Republican Party, is to blame for their situation.
Tonya Alston – He resonates with voters because they agree with his misogyny, racism, hate and xenophobia. It doesn’t matter that he’s about as politically astute as a bag of hammers.
S. Kennedy – Listen to Trump 30 years ago and he has not wavered one iota. His beliefs about what is wrong in America are firm. Thank goodness he saw the light and came over from the dark side. Republicans and America will benefit when he becomes president. However, it will take more then eight years to undo all the damage done during the past 10 years! Things are a mess, but he will do what he says. Remember people, it’s not about him but what he is saying he will do.