Letter To The Editor — Readers React to Trump’s Surprising Election Win

President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

Readers react to President-elect Donald J. Trump who won a stunning and decisive Electoral Collage victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

Dear Editor:

If I hear one more professional political pundit dismiss President-elect Donald Trump’s victory as “whitelash,” “the power of racism,” or “proof that racism is still alive,” I might have to throw my TV out the window and block news websites from my computer.  These brilliant minds – the same geniuses who insisted that Donald Trump had no chance of winning the nomination and certainly no shot at winning the general election – simply don’t get it.  

These pundits who represent the radical left, Black Lives Matter, the social justice warrior movement and all the various Democratic Party sycophants are so deeply invested in their world views, that reality no longer matters to them – especially if reality forces them to reevaluate their belief system.  

To these professional outrage mongers, it doesn’t matter that Donald Trump really isn’t a racist; that Donald Trump really isn’t a homophobe; that Donald Trump really isn’t a fascist; that the police really aren’t going around savagely murdering innocent black people at genocidal levels; and that Hillary Clinton really was an awful candidate guilty of at least some of the dozens (if not hundreds) of allegations leveled against her over the years.  

They will never look into a mirror and reflect upon their ideas and opinions and consider the possibility that maybe they were wrong; that maybe they judged Donald Trump unfairly and superficially.  The same way toddlers eventually tire and move on to something else, those misguided individuals on the street and their spokespeople on television will do the same.

Donald Trump did not win because America is racist.  He won because millions of people have lost all faith in our political system.  To dismiss Trump’s election on the grounds of “racism” is beyond idiotic. In fact, it is utterly offensive to those who voted for Trump.

Rob Giuffre

Morris Park


Dear Editor,

I believe Trump won the election by stoking the flames of racism, and other outrageous maneuvering in this campaign.  I think he is unqualified to hold the office of President.  But that does not change the fact that in a bona fide election process, within our democratic system, Donald Trump has been elected President; Hillary Clinton has conceded the election. And President Obama has promised a peaceful transition of power.

In 1984, I went to the inauguration festivities of Ronald Reagan, with signs, ready to protest his next four years in office.  We were protesting specific policies that had been put in place during the previous four years, and were particularly opposed to the possibility of war in Nicaragua and the funding of “contras” that were attempting to overthrow that government.  We were NOT saying Reagan did not have the right to take office, nor were we saying that we needed to initiate any violence to prevent his inauguration from occurring.

Post-election violence needs to be stemmed completely, and we must accept the outcome.  You can protest what you believe to be bad policy proposals, and what the election brought out in people. Protesters may not, however, engage in illegal conduct to either prevent the President-elect from taking office, or to attack people or the police, who are attempting to bring order to the protests.  When they do, they’re not only engaging in uncivilized and unAmerican behavior, they’re harming a cause that needs to remain strong over the next four years — opposing the harmful policies of a Trump administration.

I don’t ask that we trust Trump.  I ask that we to trust James Madison and the great document that our founders created so many years ago.   It has flaws (such as the electoral college), but they created the greatest democracy ever, and we’ve maintained it for all these years.  We will have our battles, serious battles, over the next four years, eg, the next nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.  But we must move forward with the peaceful transition of power (to a person many do not like) because that is the American way — together!

Ezra B. Glaser, Esq.

Riverdale

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