Letter: President Trump has fooled people with flagrant deceit

Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:27 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

When President Trump once again publicly attacked a woman by using ugly, personal insults, it reminds us of his vicious attacks against the disabled, the weak, the poor and the disadvantaged for not only the past two years since he began his campaign, but throughout his entire life.

Cheating his employees, scamming people out of their life savings, encouraging violence against enemies and promoting hatred throughout the world are on Trump’s menu, together with self-adulation and narcissism at the frightening level of a megalomaniac.

What we have seen of President Trump’s actions and policies is that of a charlatan who fooled the people with flagrant deceit. Trump enriches himself but causes not only the depredation of the middle class but also the suffering of children, the sick, the poor and the disenfranchised.

But when Trump’s spokesperson defends him by justifying "eye for an eye" vengeance and connects it to her faith, I don’t buy it. Christian scripture speaks of love, kindness, tolerance and forgiveness. But not only Christians. I am reminded of Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

Any defense of Trump involves hypocrisy at work.

Renee Grunwald

Wilmington