Letter to the Editor

How low can he go?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Numerous experts have studied the mail in voting process and declared it virtually fraud free. President Trump has openly stated that a national mail in vote would result in a large turnout in the 2020 election and would be a disaster for him. In a strange message to his base supporters, he encouraged them to vote by mail and then go to a polling station and vote again. This would be an act of voter fraud. There is little doubt that Trump would react by declaring the election invalid due to voter fraud. Is this a clever scheme or a shameful subterfuge?

Belleau Wood was a consequential battle in American history. It's where the Americans and allies stopped the German advance toward Paris in 1918. The newscast today revealed, 100 years later, in 2018, President Trump was scheduled to visit the cemetery in France where the remains of many of those killed were interred. As it started to rain that day, Trump, in a meeting with senior staff members was verified as saying "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers." He then referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives as "suckers" for getting killed. The statement brought to mind the apparent mindset of Trump when he avoided being drafted by claiming a bone spur that mysteriously soon disappeared. Not limiting his disdain for fallen veterans, he has repeatedly discouraged the presence of wounded vets in military parades, offensive saying "nobody wants to see that."

So, how low can he go? Tomorrow's news will probably tell us.

Robert Sneitzer

Spirit Lake