President Trump not a politician, but a businessman, reader asserts


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:
In response to Jim Kaznica’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 28 Call, I would like to call his attention to the fact that President Donald Trump is not a politician, but a businessman.
Politicians, like the Clintons and Barack Obama, depend on big donors and special interests such as labor unions, big pharma and trial lawyers. Mr. Trump did not.
I would also like to call to his attention that the U.S. Constitution does not have “dignity” nor the lack thereof as a qualification for the office of president.
What the Constitution does require is that Mr. Trump be of a minimum age, be a U.S. citizen and be able to have the majority of Electoral College votes.
Mr. Trump has met these requirements, and Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, a multitude of Republican wannabes, as well as Mr. Kaznica, have not. The “divisiveness” Mr. Kaznica decries in our political climate these days is the result of the progressive left’s playbook of identity politics and accusing others of what they themselves practice.
The left is blocking Mr. Trump’s policies, even those they themselves espoused during the Obama years, to prevent Mr. Trump’s gaining a victory, putting power and party before the interests of the American people.
As Mr. Obama once said three days after he was inaugurated in 2009, “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Well, Mr. Kaznica, Mr. Trump won.
We survived eight years of a feckless administration. You and your liberal friends should be able to survive the next eight years as we reverse course toward a brighter future, a more prosperous future and one that is no longer the “laughingstock of the world.”
Henry V. Taber