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Trump tweet exploits tragedy

Editor:

On a beautiful autumn afternoon Tuesday, eight Americans were murdered by a man driving a Home Depot rental truck.

There is no doubt in authorities’ mind that this was terrorism.

The president, instead of starting his early morning tweets with comfort and resolve against such violence, instead tweets this:

“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty. ...”

No matter that the program he references was a bi-partisan one signed into law by President HW Bush in 1990. He decides to blame Chuck Schumer.

The president decides in his tweet not to honor the dead, but exploit them for his own political purpose. He decides to exploit them and their grieving families.

Shame on you, Mr. President.

Bob and Kate Alston

South Fork

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