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Letter: Toxic leadership

It appears we have reached a new low in this country. After hearing about John McCain’s brain tumor diagnosis, Breitbart’s wing nuts showed their true colors. They said it was God’s way of punishing him for speaking against Donald Trump. If there is anything any lower than this other than ISIS atrocities I am not sure what it is. They also said it would be good when all those who felt like Mr. McCain suffered the same and would all die so that we could get on with what was important.

No matter what people’s opinions might be, the wish for them to be dead is beyond despicable. We need to remember that Steve Bannon, one of Breitbart’s disciples, is being paid almost $180,000 by you and me to sit in Mr. Trump’s inner circle and spew this type of bile. Trump’s pledge to drain the swamp has turned into the creation of a large sewage spill in the White House and in our government.

On a little less despicable note, one of Trump’s recent tweets that he can pardon anybody should show us that he knows his crowd is guilty of many things. His supporters can always cry that they are being falsely accused, but there are few folks currently in prison who say they are guilty.

If we don’t soon somehow rid ourselves of this toxic leadership our county will not only lose our once proud status in the world but also become the laughingstock of the world.

— Ralph Walton

Granite Quarry

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