I am responding to the letter of Trump supporters, James and Barbara Hoyt in the Feb. 10-11 issue. Alas, as I am “from the left,” my point of view about President Trump cannot be trusted as I don’t get my “fake news” from Fox. Nevertheless, it is simply not true that American journalism has been “completely destroyed.” It is the case that Trump’s base of 40 percent of voters have been convinced of this because Trump told them so.

The  Democratic judgment of Trump is not a product of any “hate, dislike, and loathing.” It is that Mr. Trump is simply incapable of carrying out the grave and challenging responsibility of being our president. He is, in fact, turning the federal government into a hollow mess and a White House staff that barely functions and has been losing staff by firing and resignation at unprecedented numbers for a first year in office. These are facts that are likely not reported by the news outlets the Hoyt’s favor.

As a fellow Christian, I noted the Hoyt’s biblical references. In my bible Galatians 5:2 reads “Mark my words: I, Paul, say to you that if you get yourself circumcised Christ will benefit you no more.”

In Hoyt’s bible the verse apparently speaks of “love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness and faith.” Those words are certainly to be found throughout the Bible. They are at the core of Christian morality, but distinctly absent from any aspect of Donald Trump’s life from the time he inherited his father’s wealth until the present moment as president for one year and counting.

I have no idea what the Hoyts expect from President Trump, but placing any faith in Mr. Trump’s promise to “make America great again” is to have been “conned” by Trump’s empty promises. Mr. Trump does not care about America. He cares only about his own self-interest which requires always that he is the “winner.”

DAVID COOK, Menomonie


Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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Well said, Mr. Cook, well said!

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