Letter to the Editor: GOP silent on Trump's antics


Monday, November 5, 2018

Republicans have come to the conclusion that it is not in their best interest to hold President Trump accountable for questionable decisions he has made. They have continuously turned a blind eye and not held him accountable for the hatred and division he has sowed in our country.

Republican leaders have not displayed the intestinal fortitude to stand up and say, “enough is enough” for fear of their own demise at the polls. Those politicians and regular citizens who have rubber stamped this president’s divisive rhetoric, hate-filled speeches and obvious lack of mental capacity are no better than him. After all, silence is acceptance.

This president latches on to a situation or cause based on whether or not it will benefit him rather than whether it will benefit our country. Remember, he once called Ted Cruz “Lying Ted,” then recently spoke in support of Cruz as if he is the best thing since apple pie.

This president has bragged about grabbing women in their private area, who defended Russia’s President Putin, who suggested that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are not as strong as other veterans; who mocked reporter Serge Kovaleski because of his disability; who did not speak out against the brutal murder of a Washington Post reporter at the Saudi Embassy in Turkey (presumably because he does not want to harm his business dealings with the Saudi’s) until he was “persuaded” to do so; who gave an obviously “prepared” statement condemning the bombs sent to various Democratic officials; who implied the recent shooting at a Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh may have been prevented if the Rabbi and others had guns.

His continuous attacks on the media are baseless and shameful. Maybe if the president did not give the American people and its allies pause to believe his frontal lobe is impaired, the media would have something positive to report; after all, they are only reporting what they see and hear.

Will you continue to support and elect representatives that follow this president’s hatred and everything the Bible teaches against? Here’s a quick Bible lesson for all those who support Trump and for those Republicans who do not speak out and condemn his actions or hold him accountable: “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.” (Proverbs 25:19).

Are you missing any teeth?

Gwen Wilkins

Rocky Mount