Trump’s immigration comments and questions of racism

Trump’s immigration comments and questions of racism (7 letters)

Evan Vucci, The Related PressPresident Donald Trump pauses as he speaks throughout an occasion to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. final Friday on the White Home.Re: “Cease the mendacity and defend the Dreamers,” Jan. 16 editorial.

First off, Donald Trump isn’t a racist. Preferring immigrants from Norway to these from Haiti or poor African nations isn’t harmful, it is sensible.

It’s not about racism (which The Denver Publish appears fixated on), it’s about having folks come right here based mostly on advantage and what they’ve to supply our nice nation.

For years this nation has been taking the poor and uneducated within the tens of millions. Taking folks type nations which are dysfunctional and corrupt has strained our faculties, welfare and well being care programs to the breaking level. The American folks have had sufficient of it.

To you, all the things must be concerning the shade of an individual’s pores and skin. Recover from it. To paraphrase what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. may say right now: Allow us to vet and decide every individual not based mostly on the colour of their pores and skin however the content material of their abilities and character.

Steve Gehrke, Aurora

Calling Donald Trump a racist is a distraction. He’s ignorantly prejudiced in opposition to folks of these nations that haven’t but develop into thriving financial machines.

Trump was born within the richest nation on this planet right into a rich household nicely versed in actual property. He attended one of the best faculties with many influential folks. He was given capital to launch his personal ventures. He can’t perceive why a younger black lady within the slums of Port-au-Prince doesn’t do the identical.

The precept of fairness, which Trump spurns, means enabling all folks with potential and ambition to comply with their desires. It should be a tenet on this nation and in our world.

This nation was constructed by the “drained and poor” and moved ahead by “huddled lots craving to breathe free.” Trump doesn’t perceive this. These of us who perceive it should oppose him.

Clyde Oakley, Centennial

Re: “Responses to President Trump’s vulgar feedback on immigration,” Jan. 12 letters to the editor.

Letter-writer G. Swenson displays that Donald Trump’s critics (Sens. Richard Durbin and Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi) have in all probability by no means vacationed in Haiti as a result of they undoubtedly felt, like Trump, that Haiti was a “s—gap.”

The author misses the purpose of the uproar over the president’s remarks. The context of his dialog with senators was immigration from Haiti (in addition to the complete continent of Africa). Trump requested why we’d need them as an alternative of parents from, say, Norway?

America is a massively profitable story of immigration over time of a myriad of races, cultures and religions arriving from all varieties of conditions to the promise of America.

At finest, Trump’s remarks present that he stays clueless as to the significance and influence of presidential discourse (together with tweets). At worse, they merely are one other candid instance of his bigotry.

Howard Herbst, Aurora

Oh my gosh! The president stated “s—-hole” in a personal assembly! Clearly this was a reference to the poverty, lack of training, and whole corruption of those nations, and nothing to do with the colour of the residents’ pores and skin. Nonetheless, true to type, the media have managed to morph it into one other gotcha second to once more vilify Donald Trump. It will get previous.

Jackie Moberly, Frisco

Whereas President Donald Trump’s remark about “shithole” nations is actually despicable, it isn’t, I’d think about, a lot totally different from what one hears within the college lounges of American elite universities or at Hollywood dinner events when dialogue turns to the states that supported Trump within the election.

Frank Mitchell, Denver

When President Donald Trump spoke throughout his inauguration, he stated he could be the president for all of us. His current vulgar remarks disparaging a whole continent make it clear that he’s not representing me or the multitude of respectable folks on this nation. In distinction, throughout a current go to to Kenya, in a small store, on the day after the Las Vegas taking pictures, the store proprietor greeted us with, “All of Africa grieves with america right now.” That’s how respectable folks behave.

Nancy Litwack-Sturdy, Lakewood

Re: “Trump’s personal phrases revive debate over whether or not he’s racist,” Jan. 12 information story.

President Richard Nixon stated, “I’m not a criminal.” President Donald Trump says, “I’m not a racist.” It appears that evidently when confronted with the apparent, these responsible are probably the most vocal to disclaim their culpability and quickest to reply defensively. Paraphrasing one among Shakespeare’s characters, I believe you protest an excessive amount of, Mr. Trump.

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying.” It has by no means been more true than right now.