On President Trump’s rhetoric:

“The El Paso killer echoed Trump’s words of hate that ‘migrants are invading, taking jobs’ and to ‘send them back.’ He should be tried for murder! It is pre-meditated divisive talk: inciting people to violence. He ignores a chance to stop it. Trump claims to be the ‘least racist,’ which only means he’s racist but maybe less than someone else. Banning ALL assault rifles is a start but as a former teacher I believe his parents KNEW he was nuts. A licensed therapist and a nurse? Teachers know too, but trying to get parents to admit their child has a problem is a non-starter. I have had several kids I would highlight as being problems and they proceeded down a path of drugs. Trump is a big part of the problem not the solution. This won’t end until we vote Trump out of office!”

On our pet contest:

“Calling all pet lovers. Pay to vote for your favorite, cutest, pet. That’s right! The Daily Star contest is a pay-to-play, idiotic, contest and the winner will be the person with the most money to buy the most votes!”

On Tulsi Gabbard:

“Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is an Iraq War veteran who announced that one of her first acts as president would be to ‘stop pretending’ that Saudi Arabia is an ally of the U.S. She accused Saudi Arabia of pushing our government toward a war with Iran amid escalating tensions between the two nations. She explained that Saudi Arabia is not an ally of the United States, because ‘Their interests are not serving the interest of the American people. Many lawmakers have expressed outrage over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who had been a critic of the Saudi leadership. The Trump administration failed to meet a deadline to issue a report to Congress on who was responsible for Khashoggi’s dismembered body. Since then lawmakers have accused the crown prince of directing the killing. The Senate voted to block Trump’s Saudi arms deal, setting up a potential veto from Trump.”

On Chuck Pinkey’s July 27-28 column:

“Thanks for stepping up and identifying yourself. Trump has a long history of racism, sexism and misogyny, all very well documented. As a matter of fact, the first story written about Donald Trump in the New York Times was his role in the Trump Organization not renting to black people. By you ignoring this and all the other incidents, calling them ‘crude’ is just excuses that illuminate your own deficiencies.”

“Go Chuck! Keep up the good work! Spread the word or we are doomed! Nothing is free in life ... work for it, I say! Trump will get it done! Make America Great Again!”

“Willful blindness to a cynical, amoral demagogue’s efforts to sow discord and divisiveness to the detriment of everyone — all races, religions and social positions — with the exception of himself and people who give him lots of money. Chuck’s words are those of a tool — and a fool.”

“I am not quite sure what Trump did or said 40 years ago but if you want to go by previous reports I have seen a whole lot more impressive stuff in his favor than not. Aside from that we all have a past and none of us is perfect. So let me just ask you to convince me he’s a racist and all that other stuff from anything in the last five years. Show documentation. I have seen a heck of a lot of blacks wearing MAGA hats. So you are going to have to be real convincing. BTW in recent memory I don’t recall Obama trying to ease racial tensions I only recall him promoting it. Thanks, Chuck, for speaking truth.”

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