To The Daily Sun,
Recently I wrote a letter paraphrasing the song "Oh What a Night" by the Four Seasons. I apologize for using this theme again but "Oh What a Night" happened for me again last Thursday night when Donald Trump spoke at the Weirs Community Center.
I do not know shorthand, but I will give you my best recollection of what he said about himself and the answers he gave to questions from the audience:
— He knocked the Republican Party (to which he belongs), saying they the other Republican candidates, at least most of them, are stupid. And Hillary and Obama are, too.
— He knocked Jeb Bush by saying, "So he can speak five words in Spanish." I know Gov. Bush speaks Spanish fluently.
— "I'm rich." Again, he said; "I'm rich, again, "I'm rich." Just wait till you see my FEC filing and see what my worth really is, it's more than $9 billion.".....blah, blah, blah.
— "I went to Wharton, I am so smart."
— One question from a veteran was what will you do for the veterans? His reply, I love veterans, I am big on the military and will take care of the military and veterans. No specifics stated at all.
— Knocked American companies for doing business in China, Japan. I guess he forgot, he too, does
business with China, they make his ties. BTW, they are sold at Macy's who has since dropped him for
his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants.
— Regarding business, one question from the audience was what will you do for small business owners? Mr. Trump's answer, "I know small business; when I bought the Doral Country Club in Miami I upgraded that and it is now the world's best resort." I didn't know that a business worth upward of $250 million is considered a "small business." Of course that name has been changed to: Trump National Doral Miami.
— He repeated his constant refrain: "I will make America great again."
I went to this event in hopes of asking him the following question: "Mr. Trump, for full disclosure I won't be voting for you but I hope you will answer my question and that is: "You have stated that you will be the greatest President God ever created and that you are rich." I have to ask you why do you brag about yourself? Let others do that for you so you are not considered either boastful or arrogant."
As I was typing this letter Saturday afternoon July 18th I heard on CNN Donald Trump's most recent comment where he was speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, where he said: "John McCain is no war hero because he was captured. OK, I hate to tell you I like people that weren't captured." And then he said "I tell the truth and the truth is that John McCain graduated last in his class at Annapolis. Nobody else will tell you this."
Folks, we have free speech in this country, all of us can speak our minds (as I am doing with the letter,) and we can vote for whomever we choose, but remember these two quotes: "Be careful what you wish for," and, "We get the government we deserve."