Model LTE on Booing

Two Letters Have Already Been Published


To the Editor:

Re “Trump Got Booed. Can I Smile?,” by Jennifer Weiner (Op-Ed, Oct. 29):

Donald Trump has upset me almost every day for the last three years. It continues even though I mute the television every time he begins to speak. And now he is scaring me, too. So did I revel in seeing the look on his face when he was booed at Sunday’s World Series game? You betcha! The “lock him up” chant may have been a bridge too far, but did he deserve it? Absolutely.

What about the millions of people in this country and others who have been injured directly or indirectly by his words and actions? He has no concern for anyone but himself. Ever. Revenge is a dish best served cold. For me, seeing Donald Trump impeached, convicted and ending up in federal prison for his many crimes would definitely do it.

Karla Holomon
Durham, N.C.


To the Editor:

As much as Jennifer Weiner may relish the schadenfreude of seeing President Trump treated as nastily as he treats others, such rancorous attitudes will only hurt American democracy.

For one thing, Mr. Trump and his supporters will just hit back harder. “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness,” as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said. Incivility is not a sound election strategy, but a recipe for partisan animosity.

For another, as the author rightly points out, the president’s critics debase themselves when they stoop to his level. By appropriating his taunts of “lock her up,” they become the person whom they despise.

President Barack Obama had the right idea in 2016 when he told the Democratic National Convention how to deal with Mr. Trump: “Don’t boo. Vote.”

Daniel Fernandez
Swarthmore, Pa.


Our Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Re “Trump Got Booed. Can I Smile?,” by Jennifer Weiner (Op-Ed, Oct. 29):

If Donald Trump listened, he wouldn’t have to be booed. If he took advice from anyone other than his Fox & Friends defenders, if he hadn’t fired every adviser with a mind of his own, if he didn’t think he was smarter than all his generals, if he had some respect for the Founding Fathers, put some faith in the FBI, the CIA, the State department, the diplomatic corps, he wouldn’t need to be shamed in public.

Instead, he has ridiculed and slandered his betters while taking as allies the world’s most brutal thugs. His “acting” cabinet don’t require Senate approval and are dismissed when they forget to echo back his “genius.” He’s tone-deaf, all mouth, no ears.

The fans at Sunday’s game had no choice. They seized their one opportunity to pierce the Trump bubble and shout him down in the only language he understands. Lock! Him! Up!

David Hodges
Collingswood, NJ

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