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Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump




I am writing in response to George Cook. First, I would say that America did not need to be made great again, we have been great since at least the time of the Theodore Roosevelt administration. Second, the number of illegal immigrants coming in has actually decreased since a peak in 2000. Third, the trade deals made by previous administrations were not necessarily in the favor of the other countries. I think Trump just wants to put his name on all the treaties made with other countries.

I did not vote for Donald Trump, because I saw a reality TV show host who treated women [with disrespect] and non-whites with less respect than he did white people, and was creating crises out of thin air. From what I have seen since he became president, I think I was right about my opinion of him. Mark Cuban was right, he is a con man, and all those people who flock to his rallies haven't figured that out yet. As he spent more than a year trying to undo everything done by Obama, I suspect that the next Democratic president will have to spend an extended amount of time reversing what Trump had created and destroyed.

He recently lamented that he couldn't have all the dissenting voices and protesters silenced. He obviously hasn't read the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right of citizens to petition the government for redress of grievances.

— Donald Pelton

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