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Monday, October 26, 2020


Character v. Policy

Sep 24, 2020

To the editor:
Whatever anyone thinks of Joe Biden's policies, he's widely regarded as a good and decent man, even from across the aisle - former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, and staunch Trump supporter, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, to name just two.
Whatever anyone thinks of Donald Trump's policies, I haven't heard much about him being good and decent. His habit of writing checks with his mouth that get cashed by picking someone else's pocket, however, is notorious.
It's difficult locating the money Mexico paid for his wall he's now having taxpayers fund. His businesses were caught employing undocumented workers for years -- only to fire them when reporting revealed it - despite his railing against illegal immigration. And Public records show he's stiffed working families by refusing to pay what he owed to hundreds of people who worked for him, giving new voice to his 2016 primary-election night victory speech: “No matter who you are, we're going to protect your job”.
It's no surprise then that public records also show he's been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over three decades.
Who then can really say? Is he just a bad businessman, a scofflaw, or too cheap to pay his bills?
The extent that his habit has indelibly stained his legacy, however, is exceeded only by its virulence: first, by insisting COVID-19 is a hoax; then insisting it'd be gone this past spring; and, finally, applauding himself for a job well done.
Hundreds of thousands of sickened and dead Americans later have now had their pockets picked clean.

Dave Colavito
Rock Hill

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