We became Trump supporters after Hillary Clinton was the only other choice. We were delegates at the 2016 Virginia Republican Convention supporting Senator Cruz. However, after Trump became the Republican nominee he had our full support and still does. It was only after we stopped opposing him and started listening to him, we realized he is the right man for the job. Yes, he is “unpolished” politically, but he has common sense, something the majority of Americans now value more than political correctness. Sadly, some establishment Republicans, the left, and the media concentrate more on his sometimes awkward phraseology than on his core principles for returning financial, military and moral strength to our country. Unlike Senators, average Americans are not orators. We understand the common sense values he is expressing. We who deal with real life day to day issues get it, and we want elitist politicians to get over it.
We cannot speak for you, but we can speak about our impression of you, and that is you do not fully support our President. Just as Trump sometimes has trouble expressing himself, we cannot adequately express the depth of our disgust for the Senate’s failure to support our President and his agenda. Republican Senators who do not support him are digging a grave for the party. Your failure to full-fill your promises to repeal and replace Obamacare is unacceptable. The embarrassing “Skinny Bill” was simply a jerry-rig of Obamacare, and that is unacceptable. Your lack of support for the President is weakening his agenda which we who elected him fully support, especially tax reform and a border wall. The 2018 elections will be the death of the Republican majority in Congress if congressional Republicans continue to distance themselves from the President.
As Charlottesville area residents, your effort to distance yourself from the President’s comments related to Charlottesville events, was especially despicable to us. He denounced the violence and hate-filled rhetoric of extremists like the White Supremacists, KKK, and Neo-Nazis. He also truthfully acknowledged there were violent combatants among the opposing anti-protesters. The Charlottesville Police Chief confirmed that in a press statement. What the President refused to do was to group law abiding citizens who peacefully oppose the removal of heritage statues with the hate-filled White Supremacist groups. He likewise refused to group law abiding citizens who were protesting white supremacy rhetoric with the opposing hate- filled anti-protesters, such as Antifa. We have previously been up close with Antifa and can personally testify to the rage they spew. Average Americans who were listening to everything the President said understood the fairness of his statements. We did not depend on media bias to spin his meaning for us. We who do not scrutinize every statement and analyze its polling potential got it. We are disgusted with the shallow perspective of some elitist Republican leaders. Democrats always circle the wagons while some elitist Republicans often start firing inside the circle. We are done with that. Please support our President and his agenda.
Deloris & John Linam
Greene County, VA