President-elect is probably the best thing to happen to the U.S. right now

Donald Trump is probably the best thing to happen to the U.S.A. right now as far as the common man is concerned.

To the Editor,

Re: U.S. election can be a lesson, Editorial, Nov. 22.

The editorial claims the U.S. political candidates, the system and the voters made mistakes and made a mess. Is it a mess when the scandal-ridden candidate the writer was cheering for was beaten fair and square?

The writer goes on to say that millions voted for Donald Trump because of his celebrity status. In what world would anyone think he was more of a celebrity than Hillary Clinton who has been in everyone’s face for almost two years with the mainstream media non-stop barrage about how great she was and what a slam dunk the election was going to be?

Further down it says we need a society where ‘Trump speak’ should be further removed from Canadian values. Very easy to make someone out to be a racist and a bigot when you  adjust everything to your liking like the media has done. Trump is not now and never has been either a bigot or a racist and the lying media know it.

Hillary Clinton is a habitual liar, she is dishonest, narcissistic and an elitist that thinks working class people are beneath her.

Donald Trump is probably the best thing to happen to the U.S.A. right now as far as the common man is concerned. It is time for the liberal elitists in the eastern states to stand back watch and learn something. Trump has surrounded himself with some of the smartest people in government. This is not time for politically correct. They have a job to do.

J.E.R. GreenNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: U.S. election can be a lesson, Editorial, Nov. 22.

I agree that Americans have the right to make up their own minds about who they want as their president; we certainly would not want them telling us how to vote.

However, what is disturbing to me, is how Trump was given permission to give endless speeches that continuously disparaged many groups of people, with very little challenge from citizens. Trump-speak, as it is called, seemed to go on forever, an indication perhaps that he was their choice all along.

I like to think that most of us value Canada’s hard-earned rights and freedoms and any leader here would not be allowed to drag us into that political territory.

We must respect what our neighbours have decided, but we do not have to accept divisiveness in any way in our communities.

If there is a lesson in this, as your editorial suggests, my wish is that it would be that we never accept anything from our leaders but progressive, thoughtful leadership that includes all of us.

J.L. IsoppNanaimo