Donald Trump has identified some legitimate concerns regarding difficulties we Americans face. But instead of presenting thorough and reasoned answers he has encouraged fear, anger and hatred.
He has insulted a war hero, maligned women, mimicked the physical handicap of a reporter, insulted the family of a fallen Army soldier and attempted to slander a sitting American judge. All of this during a presidential contest when one would expect a candidate to be on his or her best behavior.
We maintain a democracy by listening politely to each other in a civil exchange of ideas. Because of Trump’s approach using insult and anger with no clear policies, many Republican political and military leaders refuse to endorse him.
I support Hillary Clinton for president. She has the knowledge, experience and leadership skills to govern our country. Her well-thought-out plans for a fair tax system, national security, affordable education and health care will ensure a strong, prosperous America. For your own sake and for the sake of your children and grandchildren, don’t be tempted by the false prophet of hate.
Susan Werner, State College