Letter: Trump's safety stance increases risk due to misinformation
After the Republican show in Cleveland, Donald Trump's loose use of "facts" was pointed out by fact checkers. It is manipulation to pretend that anyone can guarantee total safety. Witness the recent tragedy in Germany, as well as here, in France and in other places. He also raised concerns in Europe by making loose comments about NATO. One wonders if he knows the history of that organization.
At least two of the attackers against police were African-American former servicemen. Should this mean, as Trump apparently thinks, that all African-American servicemen should be locked up or shot?
We need leaders who will work toward solving problems of racism. Studies by a national organization that provides tolerance material to schools across the country, showed in a survey how much the language of this campaign has reversed the progress against bullying and racially motivated attacks in the schools. Children repeat what they have heard Donald Trump say about Muslims, Mexicans and other minorities.
Trump is also seriously out of date concerning immigration from Mexico. Studies show that out migration from the U.S. to Mexico is increasing.
Time magazine in this week's issue documents examples of Trump's intuition and pronouncements.
Patricia A. Keefe