Why haven’t Fairfield Republicans denounced Donald Trump?

Letter-to-the-EditorNEWTo the Editor:

Why haven’t Fairfield Republicans denounced Donald Trump?

Your silence is unacceptable. Sitting on the fence or hoping to avoid taking a public position on the most divisive demagogue and dangerous candidate to darken our doorstep in over a generation is very troubling.  It is time to either endorse Trump or denounce him, and let the voters know whom you do support for President.

Trump has been evaluated as potentially being the most reckless American President in history. By former GOP national security officials. He has after all asked why we make nuclear weapons if we can’t use them.

Trump’s comments that a judge should recuse himself from presiding over a case involving the unscrupulous venture known as Trump University because of his Mexican heritage were described as a “textbook case of racism.” By Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Trump’s racist and xenophobic rants about and threats toward fellow Americans and immigrants alike have drawn the unprecedented ire of many elected officials, including prominent Republicans.

Trump’s hostility towards women, suggesting that those who seek abortions should be punished and that “for a man to be successful he needs support at home…not someone who is always griping and bitching”, has earned him the scorn of many in the GOP.

Trumps economic policies have been evaluated by nonpartisan economists and agencies, including Moody’s, as potentially adding trillions to our deficit and causing economic chaos and a likely recession. Among those issuing these warnings is Republican Michael Bloomberg.

Trump openly mocked a disabled New York Times reporter, showing a pathological contempt for those with whom he disagrees. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by Republican President George H.W. Bush.

Trump has now engaged in a war of words with the family of a fallen Muslim American soldier, earning him the contempt of GOP Senator John McCain.

Not a single living President will endorse Donald Trump for President, Republican and Democrat alike. They know what is required for this job and the harm this man will do to us both here and around the world.

Local Republican officials attended the Republican National Convention and none seemed troubled by what they heard. One actually endorsed Trump. I would hope since then they have come to a different conclusion about this erratic, and irrational, man. Condoning his dangerous policies and divisive rhetoric of fear and hate would be a very troubling indicator of their values and the attitude they bring to governance right here at home.

It is time for Fairfield Republicans, including leadership at all levels and candidates for office, to take a stand on Donald Trump. Voters and taxpayers alike deserve to know.

Steven Sheinberg

Chairman, Fairfield Democratic Town Committee

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