William F.B. O’Reilly, a Republican, writes columns that seem designed to cause our candidate to lose and ensure a Hillary Clinton victory [“For Trump, a half-apology is a start,” Opinion, Aug. 21].

O’Reilly has missed the great, meaningful content in the last three Donald Trump speeches and can only focus on a Trump apology for hurtful comments he’s made. Eighty percent of why O’Reilly can’t support Trump seems to be his cruel and untethered tongue and lack of manners.

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My fears are over things that have transpired regarding Clinton: Her failure with security via her private email server, her scandals going back decades, bungled Middle East policies, destroyed detente with Russia. I don’t want Bill Clinton to be our first spouse, with his bad reputation with women.

Gordon Tomei, Centerport