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Opinion: Political climate leaves Trump as best choice
Trump June 2020
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 14, 2020, after stepping off Marine One as he returns from his golf club in New Jersey. - photo by Associated Press

In a recent opinion letter, the phrase “Trump must be voted out in Nov.” caught my attention. That sure sounds good to those on the left, but is there a viable alternative?

He is certainly all the Republicans have. What about the Democrats? All I have seen is a bumbling ex-vice president who is so far left and unaware sometimes as to the day and place he is in.

But in recent weeks another political party has arisen, “Black Lives Matter.” According to one poll, they have a 75% approval rate. That is far higher than any other political group.

But what would a president coming from that group do for all Americans? Thus far they have only cared for Black lives lost to law enforcement and white men.

They certainly haven’t marched or spoken out for the many Blacks killed by other Blacks in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta and many more cities. Those murders seem to be of little consequence to them. But for those families involved, their loved ones are just as valuable and their grief just as profound.

The mayors of those cities, all Democrats, approved the protests, and even when they got out of hand and burned and looted, even a murder or two, no big deal. Protesters were exercising their rights. The Atlanta mayor may be having second thoughts though, since 28 people were shot in Atlanta over the holiday weekend. Five died.

All things considered, I think I’ll just vote for Trump in November.

Dwight Bunn

Clarkesville

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