Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | 2 a.m.
In the letter “Time to accept Trump presidency” (Las Vegas Sun, Dec. 26), the writer was critical of those who were “whining” about Trump’s victory despite losing the popular vote, stating we should all move on and come together as a country.
The writer further stated, “(President Barack) Obama ruled for eight years, and I accepted the situation unhappily but always supported him as president. It’s what adults do.”
Supported him? If that’s so, the letter writer would be pretty much the only Republican who did. I heard nothing but contempt and whining for these eight years. Even the Republicans in Congress refused to support him, with Mitch McConnell, their Senate majority leader, declaring his intention to make Obama a one-term president and another yelling out, “You lie!” while Obama gave a speech. And for good measure, they questioned his right to even be president. In fact, Donald Trump spent five years popularizing “birtherism,” demanding Obama’s birth certificate and other proof of Obama’s legitimacy. And Trump never apologized for it. I guess there aren’t many “adults” in the Republican Party.
Should Democrats in Congress decide Trump is worthy only of the same level of support that he, and Republicans, gave Obama, it would be quite understandable.