Seeing Trump from both sides
To the editor:
Sometimes we look at a picture and see two different images, like the Rubin vase.
I thought about how Trump has been viewed by Democrats and portrayed by the media.
You see Trump as a racist; I see him helping Blacks with opportunity zones and criminal justice reform.
You see Trump building a wall to keep immigrants out; I see him wanting legal immigrants to come in.
You see Trump cages at the wall; I see Obama cages at the wall.
You see Trump tweets as crude; I see them as responses to a biased media and what Americans are thinking.
You see Trump as selfish, putting himself first; I see him as selfless, putting America first.
You see Trump alienating our allies; I see him holding them accountable.
You see Trump as responsible for 210,000 COVID deaths; I see it as governors putting many infected patients in nursing homes.
You see Trump not taking COVID seriously; I see him closing China travel 10 days after the first case while Pelosi and Cuomo said live your lives.
You see taking a knee as a symbol of fighting racism; I see it disrespecting those who gave their life for America.
You see Trump rallies and call them reckless; I see it as unconditional support because he fights for the people.
You see Trump as a foreign policy failure; I see him with three Nobel Peace nominations and bringing our troops home.
You see looting and rioting in the streets and call it peaceful protest; I see it as disregarding the rule of law.
You see Trump threatening to use the National Guard in violent cities as militaristic; I see it as the last resort to save lives and businesses.
You see Trump as ignoring science; I see him trying to balance safety, jobs, livelihoods and mental health.
You see Trump and have loathed his every word for four years; I see him as a fighter who always stands up for America.
You see Trump waving from the balcony of the White House as a dictator; I see him as an uplifting commander-in-chief giving hope.
You see Trump as the worst president; I see him as the best, because promises made were promises kept.
You see Trump behind in the polls again and losing; I see him winning again because he is definitely the people’s president.
I hope you see what I mean.