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No need for an apology

Dear Sir,

I would love to respond to a letter that appeared in your paper on October 25, 2017 by Helen T. Fraser.

Sir, I love criticism whether it be good or bad, and the reasons why I love criticism so much and coming from both sides of the fence is because it plays a very important role in the process of helping to oil the wheels of democracy.

What would the world be like if everything that I wrote people just gobbled down without question; it surely would be a very boring place, wouldn't it?

Ms Fraser, what I would like to point out to you is that it must be very clear to those with the least common sense that the voters in America had made a very grave mistake.

There are those in the most intellectual and so-called educated nations of the world who just lack the raw, basic understanding for common sense and logic, and find it very difficult to even think when embroiled in heated, raw emotionalism. It is that type of mindset that helped to put such an unintelligent person with absolutely no diplomatic skills as Trump in office.

I use the example of Hitler's Germany to point out just how easy it is that what happened in Germany could repeat itself in these modern times. Remember, there were intellectual, educated people in Hitler's Germany as well and look what happened.

Even those in the Republican Party are now slowly coming to their senses that Trump, at this early stage of his presidency, is not so intelligent, is a detriment to their cause and that it won't be long before all of Washington is in uproar if he remains in office.

I am wondering if he is going to be able to get past the halfway line.

An apology, did you say? It's more like sympathy that should be in order rather than an apology.

The fact of the matter is that I feel so sorry for the state that America now finds itself in that I wonder if there would be anything left of the place for any other president to take charge of.

Ms Fraser, it is nice to know that I am not alone in seeing that Trump is beyond incompetent as the leader of the so-called free world.

It is obviously clear; not just to me, but to others who also see that Trump is not fit for such a high office.

I really don't care what you think about Bermuda's leaders or its politics. And then again, in some cases you may well have been right in your observations.

But, by the way, what the heck were the American people thinking anyhow?

E. McNEIL STOVELL

Pembroke

Donald Trump: what was America thinking?

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Published November 01, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated November 01, 2017 at 7:53 am)

No need for an apology

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