The letter to the editor, “The left gives Trump no respect,” caught my attention. Let’s get this right. The letter writer has confused left with the right. It is well documented that the right has no respect for the Constitution, the office of the presidency or the United States of America.
Many of us will never forget former Gov. Jane Brewer disrespecting President Obama by sticking her finger in his face, treating him like a subordinate or Rep. Joe Wilson calling him a liar on national TV. We also remember the endless times President Obama’s Christianity was questioned and how his family was disrespected. His wife was called an “ape in heels.” Sick.
His daughters were also the target of hateful rhetoric. While Obama was taking the oath of the presidency, the Republican congress was meeting behind closed doors formulating a plan to sabotage any policy he presented. That behavior was anti-American. We should also remember the government shut down by the right. The government shutdown caused harm to many Americans.
Finally, the epitome of disrespect by the right was demonstrated by the so-called “Birther Movement.”
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C.E. Reese, Fresno