Letters: Why people voted for Trump

Re “Democrats need to move left” (Viewpoints, Oct. 15): Leonard Pitts Jr. needs to rethink his position. In typical liberal fashion, he is blaming Trump’s win on, racism and sexism. It wasn’t just white men that voted for Trump. Trump turned blue states red. That didn’t turn because all of a sudden, voters became racist and sexist. It was because of President Barack Obama’s left-wing policies. People are losing their jobs, and their doctors. They have to pay for free health care. Free health care is unaffordable for those of us who have to pay for it. Obama’s left wing policies turned a bunch of union workers into Trump supporters. They voted for Trump for the same reason I did. We can’t afford our government any more.

Joe Phelps, Citrus Heights