Letter: Trump must not go away!

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I feel compelled to respond to Leslie Gaidi’s letter [“Make Trump Go Away,” Nov. 11, Xpress]; she suggested that on behalf of all babies, President Trump should be removed from office. Remember the movie It’s A Wonderful Life? In the movie, the hero George Bailey is shown what the world would be like if he had never been born. In the same spirit, let’s look at what America would be like if Trump had never been elected:

1. We would be stuck with the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, which freed up $150 billion for Iran, all while they were chanting “Death to America,” and “Death to Israel.” And Iran would still have been allowed to build a nuclear weapon in 10 years anyway.

2. Veterans would no longer be able to see physicians outside of the VA and have the government pay the bill, even though waiting periods to see a doctor at the VA were way too long.

3. Our economy and stock market would be stuck in the doldrums; instead, we have the strongest economy in 50 years, record low unemployment and a raging bull market in stocks.

4. Nonviolent drug offenders would not have the opportunity to get an early release from prison.

5. Our embassy in Israel would be stuck in Tel Aviv, instead of having moved to Jerusalem, a move that [previous presidents] had promised but only Trump had the courage to actually do it.

6. America would not be respected by the rest of the world as it is today.

7. Our NATO allies would still not be paying their fair share.

Those are just a few of the things that would never have happened if Trump had not been elected. President Trump is a true patriot, who has made America stronger and done more in his first three years than many presidents do in eight years.

— Roger Gilmore
Mars Hill


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16 thoughts on “Letter: Trump must not go away!

  1. CLC

    This has to be a humor piece. A “patriot” who dodged the draft and insults dead vets and their widows. Okay!

    • Lou

      Yep…they believe the lies and propaganda because it is all they have. SAD. #AmericanTraitor

  2. J

    Sorry buddy;
    Ur wrong on
    #2 https://apnews.com/375515aecedb4aed949e4f2eb9c54eb6
    #3 the fed has MUCH MUCH more to do w/the economy then ANY president.
    #5 99.9% of Americans could care less where our embassy in Israel is… regardless of what promises any past presidents made.
    #6 what planet are you from? The vast majority of Industrialized countries think Americas are inbred cavepeople; and our government severely corrupt.
    #7 NATO allies are still NOT paying their fair share

    Please balance your news sources….

  3. henry

    Where’s Trump’s tax reports? What happened to the “best and cheapest health insurance on Day One?” Where’s the tax cut for the middle class? It went to corporations and the 1%. You’re OK with Trump insulting and abusing minorities, disabled, women and deceased patriots? When the new Iran War starts, hurry down to enlist. Trump is the worst president in US history. A liar, con, cheat and fraud. He was impeached for abusing his power for personal gain. He crimes are hidden by his cronies.

    • Lulz

      LOL the echo chamber of leftism. Used to be clean air, clean water, blah, blah blah. Now it’s treason, fraud, failure, blah, blah, blah. Jim Jones would be proud .

      It’s like brain washing on overload. No wonder they’re lap dogs that need to be leashed.

      • LJH

        Yes, Trump is trying to get rid of clean air, clean water, the entire middle and working class ….LOL he is a disaster for all but his corrupt elite cronies that rule the country.

        Take back America. Big Blue Wave in 2020.

        • Lulz

          LOL how is he trying to get rid of the working and middle class? Democrats do not represent anyone in the working or middle class anymore. Open borders lower wages. Pushing to rid entire industries and their jobs creates poverty. Selling jobs overseas means less work over here.

          Corrupt elite cronies? You mean the one’s in Asheville, right? Of course not. Oddly enough for an area that has been solidly left for a couple of decades now, it sure reflects the opposite of what you THINK you stand for. And the bull you wrote. Low wages, high rents, cronyism, corruption, fraud, theft, you name it Asheville and Buncombe are great examples of it.

          Democrats are the party of the intellectually insane. And are the very definition of a cult. Let me know when you start holding them accountable.

      • bsummers

        “America would not be respected by the rest of the world as it is today.”
        “President Trump is a true patriot”

        I don’t care who you are – that’s some funny sh*t right there!

  4. bsummers

    Orange Julius is going down. The only question for Republicans is if they want to let him take the whole country down with him. They’d better snap out of it – his Wag the Dog attempt to get us into a war with Iran is a sign of how desperate he is to cling to power. He is clearly unfit.

  5. Susie-Danzen

    I would be interested in knowing which multi-millionaire Socialist appeals to the Asheville majority.

    • Lulz

      LOL whichever is the most dishonest. Warren won’t even admit her 50 trillion single payer health plan will mean huge taxes on working and middle class people .

  6. Jay

    What a curiously timed assassination of an IRANS #2; “NOT to start war, but to PREVENT war”; knowing WELL IRAN would bomb back w/in days….w/ impeachment and an election looming…
    Trump has had iran war card sitting in his back pocket just waiting for the right time to pull it… let’s call it the “TRUMP CARD”

    Shame on ANYONE who’s too in denial to see this obvious “WAG THE DOG” scenario as it plays out

    • Lulz

      Are we at war?

      BTW why is Biden not being called out for his first Presidential run where he dropped out in disgrace? Back then the media wasn’t a left wing scumrag and actually called him out for his plagiarism LOL

      • J

        Is whether or not we are at war relevant to my POST..? NO! And why does BIDEN MATTER, because he’s a candidate..? Im talking about the PREZ here.. if i’d describe an “apple”; would you bring up a “palm tree”?
        Finally; ive called u out on this multiple times LULZ… just b/c im calling out a republican; DOESNT mean im a democrat… so you disputing my post by bringing up an opposing parties politicians corruption is completely BASELESS

        You keep falling into their trap… RISE ABOVE!

  7. grima

    @Lulz – the president now has THREE cases pending before the Supreme Court to prevent the release of his tax returns. That’s not a Leftist echo chamber. That is a man going to the maximum extremes to prevent transparency. That’s a man with something to hide.

    • Lulz

      LOL blah, blah, blah. Muh Russia. LOL Trumo supporters are voting against their best interest lulz.

      LOL Wanda Greene was the mostest bestest county employee EVAR according to the king known as the Brownie. Why don’t you start questioning his conflicts of interests? Or how he entered politics not as rich as he is now? Or how about the RADRIPoff where city enployees who’ are only qualified to pick up dog crap don’t seem to realize how money works and where it comes from. It ain’t from some 6 figured crony at UNCA I tell ya and a bunch of college kids who are in debt to pay for it. Or on trees, which are disappearing at an alarming rate for hotels and developers.. But you home owners can’t airbnb out your property because the city would rather squeeze you dry and kick you out so the elites, cronies, developers, bankers, hotel goons, and hucksters can get RICH!!!!

      See when the obvious way the leftist echo chamberers act in regards to one and not the other is telling. Let me know when you start holding the scumbags on the left accountable too. LOL like that’s going to happen. But that’s why queen Greene got away with theft for years. And her calls for tax increases were automatically approved and never question from any left wing echo chamberers , They wanted it. But Trunp farts in the wrong direction and it’s muh impeachment!!!


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