Letters to the Editor

Learning the basics

It is admirable that Donald Trump graduated from the well-respected Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. However, I question how he ever graduated from elementary school.

There seem to be some basic lessons he did not learn. Here are a few of many examples: he didn’t learn that it is wrong to make fun of people who are disabled (reporter Serge Kovaleski who has a muscular disorder). He didn’t learn that it is mean to call people hurtful names (Lying Ted, Little Marco, Crooked Hillary).

He didn’t learn that making fun of how someone looks is not right (Carly Fiorina). He didn’t learn how to wait his turn and let other people talk without interrupting them (see any of the debates). He didn’t learn that encouraging his supporters to hit other people was wrong (see some of his rallies).

He brags. He is a bully. He lashes out when things do not go his way or when reporters point out inconsistencies in what he has said. He makes things up and swears they really happened (thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11).

So, how did this man become the Republican candidate for president of the United States if he didn’t learn the basics of respect for others? And how can so many of my fellow Americans view him as a statesman who can lead our precious country?

Ellen J. Nagy, State College