Letter to the editor: Compare Trump’s comments on Putin to those of McCain

“A thug, a bully and a murderer.”

These are the words used by the late Senator John McCain to characterize Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

“Genius. Terrific. Very savvy.

These are the words of Donald Trump, the leader of Russia and Putin’s fifth column in the United States for seven years, describing Putin’s actions in Ukraine.

Putin’s playbook is Hitler’s playbook. As Hitler claimed that ethnic German speakers in Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland), Austria and Poland were persecuted minorities in those countries (false) and he, Hitler was riding to their “rescue” by invading those countries, so Putin claims that the Ethnic Russians in Ukraine are a persecuted minority. That they are now the victims of “genocide.” It is simply a lie. There is no proof of this. Putin to the “rescue”.

As Russian tanks prepare to crush the lives and bones of Ukrainians whose only transgression has been to fight for a better future by turning to democratic countries in Europe and the United States, Donald Trump is not praise on his master, Vladimir Putin, for his actions. . Trump’s words, like those of the American and British fifth columns during World War II, are played in Russia to convince the Russian people that Putin is not a thug, a tyrant and a murderer.

Yes, Donald Trump is a traitor. He is a traitor to everything America has stood for, however imperfectly at times, over the past 240 years. He does not believe in democracy or freedom. He believes in dictatorship. He would like to have in the United States Indicates what Vladimir Putin has in Russia. What Adolf Hitler had in Nazi Germany. Absolute power.

How much proof do his followers need? Is this also what they want? It is a war between democracy and autocracy in the United States and around the world. The choices made over the next two years will determine what America and the world will be like in this century.

There are many Trump supporters in Lewis County and the rest of our 3rd Congressional District. Republican candidate Joe Kent warmly embraces Trump and his MAGA anti-Americanism.

Kent and many other Trump supporters are military veterans. They should think long and hard about supporting a man who simply does not believe in the constitutional values ​​of this country. As president, he brazenly violated constitutional values. He laughed at them. The Constitution is what the military is sworn to protect, not Donald Trump or anyone else.

To those in our 3rd district who embrace a pathological liar and a real scoundrel like Trump, I would say that by doing this you dishonor yourself and history will take notice. I would also say that you are much better people than anything Trump stands for.

Marty Ansley


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