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Letter: Donald Trump and the problem of hatred

In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, photo, Republican

In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio. Credit: AP

In his Aug. 15 foreign policy speech, Donald Trump said that people “who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country” [“‘Vetting’ at borders,” News, Aug. 16].

I believe this is a bit hypocritical. Trump is the single loudest voice with the most reach that I’ve heard in my lifetime who has done more to promote bigotry than anyone else. How many people has he insulted with his bigoted and misogynistic comments?

Certainly, we must do all we can to not admit terrorists, but what Trump proposes is not a viable plan and is totally contrary to American ideals and principles.

Michelle Interlicchio, West Babylon


I vehemently disagree with your opinion of Donald Trump, and by depicting him as a “brownshirt” [“Trump’s corrosive effect,” Editorial, Aug. 14], you have entered in the realm of hate merchants, the very thing you accuse him of.

Max Heinicke, Huntington


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