Letters: Jo Rust, February 24, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Lloyd Diggines doesn’t understand why Donald Trump has become “such a hate figure in this country.”

As he mentioned me in his letter I’d like to explain how I see it, why I am opposed to Donald Trump.

Trump is the President of the United States. This role has long been considered to be the most powerful in the world. The UK has a special relationship with the USA successive governments have sought to preserve and to grow. Thus, what happens in the USA has an impact on us here. The fact that a racist, sexist, facist has his finger on the button of the nuclear weapons that some of us hold so dear, seriously concerns me.

This man takes to Twitter every time he’s called out for talking rubbish and claims that every statement against him is “Fake News”. This man, who made comments of a sexual nature in public about women, this man, who ridiculed a person with disabilities and this man, who has publicly made comments of hate about black and minority ethnic people is the one who is now leading the western world.

I find that scary and it’s a real shame Lloyd doesn’t understand this. So, as the rights and freedoms that have been hard fought for by under represented groups are eroded as Trump’s comments normalise language and thought which has been legislated against, I hope Lloyd is happy when his mother, sister, daughter or female friends face being grabbed and forced into sexual acts of the nature Donald Trump considers to be acceptable.

Hope that explains why I’m opposed to Trump, why I will continue to protest against him and why I believe I’m right to do so.

Jo Rust

Gayton Road, Gaywood