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My WaPo Letter In Response To Their Anti-Trump Editorial

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jul 25, 2016 at 18:31

After Dr. Pipes tweeted Wapo's editorial essentially calling Donald Trump a menace, I wrote a letter which they published - it's the second one down I'm from Charleston, SC. I'm not really endorsing Trump so much as explaining his popularity:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-editorial-boards-take-on-donald-trump/2016/07/25/af004464-51b4-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

Letters to the Editor

The July 24 editorial about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump failed to consider the merits of his position on immigration, which is a large part of his appeal. Public anxiety over crime related to illegal immigration, and the government's glaring failures in relation to it, is real and is not just the result of racism. The same can be said about Islamist-inspired terrorism perpetrated by Muslim immigrants. These instances may be small in number, but they are well-publicized and there have been real victims.

Add the sense that an already heavily indebted nation cannot continue to subsidize millions of Third World immigrants, and one can understand Mr. Trump's appeal — an appeal that outweighs Mr. Trump's many foibles.

While the editorial board made valid points about the admirable contributions of immigrants, the media's failure to adequately discuss the negatives of immigration has created a vacuum that Mr. Trump has filled.

David Katcoff, Charleston, S.C.

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