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Letter to the Editor: No to Trump

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To all American Citizens: Please do not give President Donald Trump one penny or give in one inch in his strong arm tactics to extort money for his immoral wall. The separation of families and the detention of children has crossed The Red Line of American values and has diminished our credibility in the world.

Donald Trump is an embarrassment to America. He has sown division, propagated hate and violence, shunned our historical allies while embracing our historical enemies, disrespected women and minorities and mocked Native Americans who have contributed to the founding of our great nation. 19 women accusers later, he has given credence to MAGA: “Married Adulterer Groping Approved”.

Donald Trump’s U.S. government shutdown has been harmful to our great nation and he has threatened another shutdown on February 15th. 800,000 government employees and their families PLUS over 38 million American families across America will be hit hard if he decides to do it again. His refusal to share his tax returns or reveal his meetings with Vladimir Putin are the same disregard for the Rule of Law.

Donald Trump has been lying to the United States of America and the world in just about every aspect of his statements of who we are as a great nation and has weakened our military and misused our strength with his misguided policy of building a “beautiful wall” on the Southern border.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the longest-running government shutdown in U.S. history came at a price. It cost the economy $11 billion, with $3 billion that will never be recovered, according to a report recently released. That’s more than the $5.7 billion president Trump demanded from Congress to build his border wall between the US and Mexico.

The epidemic of mass shootings is not being committed by immigrants but by White American citizens who buy into Donald Trump’s “nationalist” hatred and division.

When these individuals tell me to go back to where I came from I laugh because I am Indigenous to this land now called “America”.

My Diné (Navajo) People have been here since time immemorial. In fact, ANYONE who is NOT Indigenous to this land is an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant including Trump and ex-wife (Ivana), present wife (Melanija Knavs Knauss Trump) and his four “Anchor babies” (Donald, Jr.; Ivanka, Eric and Barron; American actress Marla Maples is the mother of Tiffany).

Donald Trump has distorted factual findings, even before the House Intelligence Committee; he has disrupted full disclosure of his activities with Russian president Vladimir Putin, China and North Korea; and is doing everything he can to block the release of the Robert Mueller Investigation.

Trump did not have a clue as to the function of the Intelligence Chiefs mission. Instead, he mocks them and said they all need to go back to school. The Tweeter-in-Chief should take his own advice.

“We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak,”

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mervyn Tilden
Gallup, N.M.