Texas Mall Shooting

A demonstrator holds a sign to protest the visit of President Donald Trump to the border city after the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

To the editor — The malicious damage President Donald Trump is inflicting on America was demonstrated when a MAGA Trump aficionado murdered 22 people in El Paso. His manifesto contained anti-immigrant, hateful “send them back” rhetoric.

We have a white nationalist radicalizer-in-chief president, dividing Americans and hyping racial resentment. As a Christian, I care deeply about social justice for the vulnerable, marginalized and exploited people Trump has attacked with his vitriol. He’s wallowing in the gutter, metaphorically speaking, bringing his cult followers along, according to polls.

Hate crimes and domestic terrorism are up exponentially. Trump is trying to rip health care from thousands on "Obamacare." Why?

I am concerned about my religious-right, conservative Christian family and friends who will follow Trump into the abyss just to appoint conservative judges and outlaw gay rights and abortion. Just because you’re opposed to abortion doesn’t make you pro-life. If all you want is a child born but not a child housed, fed and educated, that’s pro-birth, not pro-life.

If you don’t want tax money to go for health care, subsidized housing for the poor, food stamps and education -- but don’t mind it going to the rich and corporations -- you’re not pro-life.

SUE JANUSCHEITIS

Yakima