Letter: Silence concerning hateful, racist acts of Trump supporters is height of hypocrisy

Editor:

Jim Barber, in a recent letter to the editor, railed against some of the anti-Trump protesters, some of whom engaged in hostel acts that resulted in property damage. This behavior is wrong, and should be punished. Let us look, however, at some excerpts of articles from various newspapers around the Country:

• Pro-Trump supporters spray painted Nazi symbols on stores, homes, and vehicles.

• Slogans like “Sieg Heil” and “Trump” using swastikas for the “T” were found spray painted on windows of a closed store on Broad Street

• Three vehicles and one home being spray painted with “Trump Rules” and “Trump Rules Black B*itch.” Several Muslim women have reported Trump supporters attempting to rip off their hijabs

• Police are investigating a wave of alleged hate crimes against Muslims, Hispanic Americans, black people, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community in the wake of the US election.

• Robbery of a Muslim student at San Diego State University by two men who “made comments about President-elect Donald Trump and the Muslim community”, before stealing her purse, rucksack and car.

• A gay man was smashed over the head with a beer bottle by men shouting homophobic slurs on election night, the Calgary Metro reported.

There were others but the content is not fit for a family newspaper.

For Barber to condemn anti-Trump protesters while keeping silent about the hateful, racist acts of Trump supporters is the height of hypocrisy.

Bob Burke

Lake Montezuma

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juan_schroeder 1 year, 9 months ago

I couldn't agree more. The myopic nature of Trump supporters is overwhelming.

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pattycake 1 year, 9 months ago

as long as Mr Barber has a white, male president he`s too happy to be bothered with minor details. like reality

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Deva1961 1 year, 9 months ago

When he was pressed about this during a televised interview, Trump looked solemnly into the camera and said, "stop it". Not terribly convincing, considering how he usually looks and sounds when he's genuinely upset. But not even an early AM tweetstorm or red-faced hissy fit denouncing all the hate and violence being done in his name will ever be sufficient, as long as he has people like Bannon and Sessions in his cabinet. It is inconceivable that a man with "the best brain" can be unaware of what is happening. More likely, he doesn't care, and will never care, unless this ends up costing him money.

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