Vermont Daily Chronicle asked many readers and contributors, pretty much at random, this question: “What do you think of Donald Trump’s announcement that he will seek election in 2024?” The first installment of responses was published Friday. Readers were asked to email their thoughts as well. The second (and likely final) installment is published today. Readers are encouraged to add their comments below.
Aaron Warner, Hartford – “Trump is like chemotherapy”
After reading the responses published yesterday (Friday) in the VDC, I was struck by how many respondents have taken the position of never Trumpers. For anyone paying attention that is the exact position the opposition party (Prog/Dem/Globalists/Marxists) want you to take. They’ve spent over six years pounding the hatred of Donald Trump into the national airwaves, knowing that eventually the messaging will stick.
They went even farther though, by rioting, looting, killing and even burning churches in Washington D.C. to intimidate both him and his supporters. He didn’t flinch and his support showed up in 2020 with the second* most votes for a president and the most ever for an incumbent. They bought and brought Russia Collusion charges, lying to the paying public and wasting our time. They lied about his support for white supremacists and his “both sides have fine people” comment while rejecting his open condemnation of bigotry. They called him a racist despite his record growth for black entrepreneurs (which were destroyed by COVID lockdowns); record low unemployment for black Americans; extending a ten year funding to Historically Black Colleges; a black head of the HUD department and black Surgeon General.
The coup de grace was their fake coup d’etat on January 6th. Even a blind, dumb and deaf person can tell what’s going on at this point. We are in the grips of a fascistic, globalist takeover led by elite politicians, business people and media who view Donald Trump as a threat – perhaps the biggest threat – since he refuses to play along.
They say “follow the science” as they ignore it saying men can be women and boys can be girls. They forced people to lose their jobs over a vaccine that is now proving to be deadlier than the virus they promised it would prevent.
They are practiced at stealing elections, lying, killing and destroying the greatest nation on earth because it’s the freest nation on earth. They want to enslave you and Donald Trump stands in their way.
They are a cancer.
Donald Trump’s greatest sin is that he is uncouth and unpalatable to the sensitive class that is so deeply in denial about what we’re up against they are enjoining themselves to the delusion that is leftism. At worst he is unlikable, at best he is a warrior who loves America and its people. Perhaps the best comparison for Trump is he is like chemotherapy. Yes he will likely make you sick but he is the only thing proven powerful enough to fight to rid us of this cancer.
I can wait four years for Desantis and let the Teflon Don get his revenge on our shared enemies.
Tom Kelly, Barre – “Would like to see him get another shot at the swamp”
I am happy to see Donald Trump announce he is running for a second term. He had a successful first term by any objective measure, whether one considers the economy, energy independence, foreign policy, the judiciary, the border, the military – just to mention a few areas.
And paradoxically, the billionaire has been a Man of the People; he expanded the Republican base seemingly everywhere and essentially opened the party up. The Democrats are now the party of the elites. Donald Trump has been by-and-large a defender of the Rule of Law and our Constitution (I say by-and-large because I’m not a big fan of his wholesale, Obama-esque use of the Executive Order).
He made some mistakes – at the top of the list, he let Dr. Fauci and other “experts” essentially dictate bad national COVID policy which encouraged unnecessary lockdowns, a dangerous vax (look up VAERS data, the rise in All-Cause Mortality and Ed Dowd’s “Cause Unknown, Epidemic of Sudden Death,” available on Kindle now) and unjustified mask-mandates.
And, he did not “drain the swamp.” I would like to see him get another shot at The Swamp and hope he will champion a Convention-of-States to amend the Constitution with a focus on term limits and a mandated balanced federal budget. In the end, after the two-year Biden fiasco with two more to come, who won’t welcome Trump competence and strong leadership? Trump-DeSantis in 2024!