Donald Trump tries to write off his appalling and disgusting behavior as if it’s one of his failed business deals [“Trump can’t dismiss this,” Editorial, Oct. 9].

When Trump greeted his daughter Ivanka on stage at the Republican convention, he put his hands on her hips. This isn’t something a dad does to a married daughter. It smacked of impropriety and is entirely consistent with what we are now seeing and hearing.

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He also brushes off his remarks that if Ivanka weren’t his daughter, he might date her. He dismisses his gross and lewd behavior by saying it’s a distraction. He’s the world’s distraction from decency.

Jeffrey Myles Klein, Centereach