A recent letter argued that people should stop criticizing Trump and let him do his job. There are good answers to that. First, his tweets attack friend and foe. Punch and you get punched back.
Second, he spreads racial and religious hate. In one tweet, copied from an alt-right site, a white Dutch criminal is falsely called an example of the danger of Muslim immigrants. The real message of that knuckleheaded tweet is to fear whites. In Trump’s case, that fear is valid, since he can cause the slaughter of Koreans, Iranians and Americans as he itches for war.
Aside from that, the Tri-City Herald (Nov. 30) carried an article about sexual predators like Winestein and Trump. His excusing his bragging about sexual assault as “locker room talk” is typical of such predators. They deny and diminish their crimes.
A quote from the article is on target: “Confrontation itself — being busted or outed, as so many are now publicly — is enough to ... end the behavior in many cases,” said James Cantor of the Toronto Sexuality Center.
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Attacks on Trump might heal him. And standing up to a bully is always the right thing to do.
Jim Thielman, Richland