Why I voted for Trump | Letter

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 8:40am
  • Opinion

Let me introduce myself: I am a 66-year-old white woman who voted for Trump. My neighbors consist of two black families, one Hispanic, one Turkish and one Vietnamese. My husband is a disabled veteran. The stupid, immature statements made (by) Trump were not half as frightening to me as the actions of Hillary (Clinton). After reading an article about a Trump protester who stated that her 10-year-old black grandson came home from school afraid Trump would reinstate slavery, I know I voted for the right candidate. My hope is that this child did not learn such nonsense in school, and that his parents are not as racist as their son’s statement makes them out to be. Another protester was afraid her family would be deported for breaking our immigration laws. You do not get to choose which laws you will abide by. If we did, I would rob banks as they have more money than I do. To work legally, you must complete an I-9 proving citizenship. How does her family support themselves?

Until we respect those who deserve respect, constantly work to improve ourselves as individuals, accept the imperfect world we live in and work constructively to improve it we will not end racism.

Obama was elected on a platform of hope, hope to end racism, hope to end poverty, hope to help the declining middle class, hope to lower health-care costs, hope to end partisanship. After eight years, I gave up on hope and voted for Trump.

Carol Fraley, Federal Way

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