Reading Dave Caudill’s opinion on Trump (“I hate to say it, but I despise Trump,” Nov. 20) made me realize that some people are so caught up in their own hatred of the man that they can’t even see why he does what the does. Does Trump stretch the truth regularly and sometimes even flat out lie? Of course he does. And I know that I speak for many fellow conservatives when I say, I DON’T CARE.
Now before any Trump haters out there spontaneously combust on your own self righteousness, let me pose a few questions. How would you respond to someone who calls you a xenophobe for upholding the Constitution by seeking border security? How would you debate someone who suggests that ICE is comparable to the KKK? How would you engage someone who regularly accuses you of being a racist for any number of reasons?
Trump realizes it’s futile to explain anything to them so he simply says what he wants to say. Rather than get frustrated with the left, he lets THEM be the ones to wail and gnash their teeth. Why should he have to entertain the most outrageous of accusations from the left, yet behave with perfect decorum himself? If you want truth and transparency from the president, then for crying out loud learn to play ball with the man. You’ll never get what you want from Trump by leading with “I hate your guts.”
It’s the liberalization of America that has created Trump. The force feeding of progressive ideas that have gone unchecked for over a decade is what has led to what those on the left now despise. Yes, I also cringe at some of the things Trump says. But I have come to believe that much of what he says is actually the only way to battle some of the nonsensical positions held by the left. And they already hate him, so to borrow one of his own lines: “What does he have to lose?”