Trump

FILE — President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington.

How can anyone support Trump’s hateful, racist behavior?

To the editor — Is President Trump a white supremacist? His history indicates a slippery slope toward that reality. From his days as a New York property owner preventing blacks from renting, to advocating death penalties for the Central Park Five who were found innocent through DNA, to scarring Barack Obama’s reputation (birtherism lie), to declaring “good people on both sides” between Nazis and patriots in Charleston, to white supremacist rallies shouting “Heil Trump,” to hatefully treating migrants at the Mexico border, Trump is a racist.

How can 40 percent of Americans, who make up his supposed base, including white evangelical Christians, support migrant families suffering and dying because of inadequate systems to adjudicate their asylum requests? Trump will never achieve the valor a statesmanship of Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama. The Trump cult blindly follows him for “religious liberty,” outlawing abortion, and putting in conservative judges. Buy my parents, who were conservative Christians, taught me that the ends do not justify the means. “Holding their noses” to vote for him cannot justify his evil. A rabbi in Pittsburgh said after the synagogue murders, “In the end, evil will not win. It will scar us, but it will never win.”

SUE JANUSCHEITIS

Yakima