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Trump just doesn’t care

To the Editor:

I recently received a mailer from the Trump campaign purportedly to tell the truth about what Trump has accomplished. However, several of Trump’s accomplishments were omitted in the brochure.

One is Trump’s support of Saudis, including selling bombers to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have taken sides in the Yemen civil war and have used these aircraft several times to bomb cities and ports of Yemen. It is estimated that more than 100,000 have been killed in Yemen including more than 12,000 civilians.

In March 2019, both the House and Senate passed a resolution to end U.S. support of the Saudi war effort. It was vetoed by president Trump. Because of the Saudi bombing, the United Nations warned that 13 million Yemeni face starvation, many of them children. However, Trump continues to supply Saudis with planes and military aid.

Saudi pilots, you will remember, were involved in the 9-11 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Amid the tears and grief that marked that day, Trump appeared in a news conference in which he declared his feelings, “one of my buildings, I believe, is now the tallest in downtown Manhattan.” A total lack of concern or compassion for the death and grief of that day.

We Americans have an election coming soon in which we can cast ballots for President. We can vote for someone who, perhaps, cares about our welfare and well-being. Or we can vote for someone who doesn’t care a fat Cheeto about whether we live or die.

Paul Strop

Waynesville

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