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​Trump supporters can’t shut off critics

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., listen. Credit: AP

I continue to find irony and amusement in various letters written to Newsday by supporters of President Donald Trump, complaining about the incivility and bitterness on the part of the Democratic voters [“A month with new president,” Letters, Feb. 19].

They’ve complained about the appeals for fairness, as well as their view that Democrats need to accept the election results and not be poor losers. This is the opposite of what Trump, the Republicans and the tea party did during the eight years of the Obama presidency.

Trump supporter and British politician Nigel Farage has been quoted as saying that Trump demonstrates “there are no norms. They’ve gone. I love it.”

In a post-truth, post-norm world, if Trump supporters truly value telling it like it is, they have to be prepared to hear it from the other side. Otherwise they’re akin to spoiled children who demand that the rules apply to everyone else, but not to them.

Don Pfeifer, Hempstead