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Trump is little more than a bully

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Dear Editor:

A recent letter sent to the DCI by high school student Carson Roithmayr regarding the appalling comments President Trump made deserve a response. Right now every school district in the country is dealing with how to prevent school shootings, teenage suicide and bullying -- bullying being a catalyst that starts a lot of these horrible events.

In the last year and a half candidate/now President Trump has publicly belittled women, made fun of a handicapped reporter, attacked a Hispanic judge, targeted minorities as second class citizens and recently referred to African communities as sh**holes. How do we as community leaders, teachers and parents relay a message to our children that this type of "appalling" behavior is not acceptable, but it is okay for the president of the United States to be a bully?

The latest Gallup poll shows Donald Trump's popularity at 39 percent. What really scares me most about bullying is that 39 percent of the American people condone or in fact relish in this type of behavior. In closing, I would like to commend Carson Roithmayr for using the democratic process to protest the appalling comments President Trump used. The children of this day and age are so much more in tune with what is happening in the world due to social media. I have hope for our next generation.

John Forster
Hotchkiss

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