LETTERS: Trump’s backyard; Democrats work against America

Trump’s backyard

How things change when it’s in your own backyard. President Trump has been stubborn on his wall on our southern borders, refusing to listen to people who live near the border saying they don’t want it. Stealing their land at pennies to the dollar.

Environmentalists appealing to the courts, saying it will harm the environment and endangered species that live there.

Now I hear that Trump is blasting New York City for wanting to build a seawall around the island to protect it against future hurricanes like Sandy, which hit the city in 2012. His rant is that it’s a waste of money and that it will harm the environment. Why?

Because this is where he calls home.

So what does he think people have been claiming since he has been wanting to do his pet project, the border wall? A waste of money that could be used for education or to help the elderly.

Also, it will harm the environment, which we will see when a catastrophic hurricane hits our area with the flooding the wall will create.

Jesus Rodriguez


Democrats work against America

Democrats seem bound and determined to lead this country backward. They want the president to fail and if this happens, the United States will certainly regress and the people lose.

The “Never Trumpers” have been in “destroy mode” since the 2016 election. This impeachment the Democrats instigated is just another political ploy to ruin the president.

Why the urgency, with the election just a few months away? The Democrats didn’t accept the will of the electorate in 2016 and they most certainly can’t take the chance that he will be reelected in November.

Watching a Trump rally the other night, I don’t remember one instance where he singled out one group over another except for the mainstream media. His positive, upbeat message was geared toward the entire population of the United States, regardless of gender, ethnicity, financial status or residential area. He’s working for all citizens, but listening to the mainstream media you hear very little about his accomplishments without a negative twist attached. He doesn’t play “identity politics,” as do the Democrats.

Democratic presidential candidates already seem to have cracks in their wall, with various factions making their own demands for attention.

The China trade deal and U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement are campaign promises kept: accomplishments that are being ignored or downplayed in the media. These significant trade deals benefit the entire U.S. population in many ways, but they played second fiddle to the partisan impeachment proceedings.

Was there calculated timing on the part of the Democratic leaders? Probably, since the impeachment theoretically could have destroyed the president.

Dirty politics at its worst!

The media and some leading Democrats even seemed to side with Iran, our enemy, in the killing of terrorists responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans. Democrats are willing to negate any good the president has accomplished and do anything to regain power, including moving the country backward, trampling the Constitution and totally destroying a presidency. Sad, but no surprise.

Melvin L. Thompson


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