I was disappointed with the voters’ pamphlet we received recently. In particular, one presidential candidate was a little light.
Donald Trump’s statement seems to claim that he is qualified to occupy the Oval Office because he wrote a book, got more votes in the primary, has more followers on social media, has conducted many media interviews, was grand marshal at the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade in 1996 (actually it was in 1995), and has built expensive hotels and golf courses.
The text insinuates the Veterans’ Day Parade was important because, with him as grand marshal, the number of veterans marching was greatly increased — 100 veterans in 1994 and 25,000 in 1995 (using the actual year) and those numbers are fairly accurate.
The New York Times of 1994, 1995 and 1996 says the 1995 event was unusual because it was the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Those articles agree that the attendance at the 1994 and 1996 events was insignificant (as were several years in that period).
Couldn’t they find more compelling qualifications — anything that would remotely make a case for his fitness for the office of president?
Tedd Cadd, Richland