David Newquist agrees with Hillary Clinton and with me that the reasons many people support Donald Trump are deplorable.
Masses of people stood up and cheered Trump’s denunciations of people. More than that, a major political party elected him candidate for the U.S. presidency. When a candidate for president openly and brazenly promises discrimination and oppression against large groups of people, sucks up to an ex-KGB agent who invades neighboring countries and employs totalitarianism as a demonstration of strength, and vows to blow other nations to smithereens, he reverses the quest for freedom, equality, and justice that has defined American progress. Donald Trump is a declared enemy of the traits that have defined American character. And half of America, give or take a few points, supports him [David Newquist, “A Lovely Bunch of Deplorables: A Nation in the Process of Falling,” Northern Valley Beacon, 2016.09.14].
Dr. Newquist recognizes that Clinton is trying to understand and solve our national problems, which include the rage harbored by many Americans (so many, Trump would rattle on if he were making this statement, really so many, it’s true, believe me), while Trump only stokes the screaming:
Hillary Clinton’s remarks contained something that the media, in its rage to foment conflict, has largely ignored. She tried to get at some reasons that Trump has gained support. She tried to deal with why. Trump is only interested in agitating the disaffections of people into further rage, not in solving the problems and circumstances that cause their rage [Newquist, 2016.09.14].
We need to elect a President genuinely interested in solving problems. America cannot settle for anything less.