Letters to the Editor

Trump rose despite many foes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. AP

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in the primary. Two other candidates were better choices. His impulsive attacks and on Republican candidates, and his ego, troubled me. I did believe several other candidates were more acceptable than an “un-indicted” person with a culpable, corrupt past, and a self-proclaimed socialist (though an honest man).

Trump rose, despite all-out attacks from conservative think tanks, establishment elected and non-elected Republicans, all left-leaning and some right-wing media outlets; and now the corrupt Democrat juggernaut.

It became a wonderment. How could a businessman, with no former political experience and no super PAC, gain such an enormous following? How could one person compete against such a formidable opposition?

Initially, he seemed unlikely to be his own party’s hope. He caught a second wind after the first primary, and overcame and still overcomes every obstacle before him. He didn’t change his hip-shooting style (still a vulnerability), but he never altered his message. “Making America Great Again” caps it, backed consistently with strengthening the military to bolster foreign affairs, re-establishing sovereignty with firm immigration actions and policies, negotiating sensible trade agreements, halting job losses to other countries and retrieving some, nominating constitutionally minded judges, eliminating the financial albatross of the ACA, establishing a countrywide competitive healthcare system, and revising a failed tax code.

His objectives are sound. They have overwhelming appeal to the people! I now am one of those. If he surrounds himself with a qualified team, America can be the winner.

Jerry Donatucci

Bradenton/Michanicsburg, Pa.

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