Letters to the Editor

Trump, what did you expect?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters at his South Carolina campaign rally Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters at his South Carolina campaign rally Tuesday. The Associated Press

Beware of editorial slant

Re “Murdoch to Trump: An embarrassment” (Editorials, July 21): The Sacramento Bee’s editorial could move undecided voters toward Donald Trump with its unnecessary vilification regarding his lack of military service.

In the 1960s, student deferments were automatically given to anyone enrolled as full-time undergraduate students. All one had to do was inform one’s draft board of that fact, with verification, and it was automatically granted. This was understood by all, including draft boards. Such deferments were automatically granted for up to four undergraduate years.

You infer Trump was given special privilege, separately repeated four successive years. I, along with millions of others, got such a deferment lasting four successive years. Do you want to paint my deferments as something negative as well?

Your effort is not lost on experienced readers of that era. You were reaching for something negative to attach to him. No need to help or hurt him. Anything else shows your institutional, and personal, bias.

James F. Spagnole, Capt. USN Ret., Sacramento

Trump is natural outcome of GOP

Everyone seems bothered or traumatized by Donald Trump’s tantrums. What do we expect? He’s the natural outcome of all the outrageous, bizarre, silly talk and actions of Republicans since Barack Obama hit the scene. Let the Trump tsunami crash drown that hopeless, insane party.

Valarie Cazaux, Fair Oaks

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