In his letter “America and Pa. need Donald Trump” (Sept. 12, TribLIVE), Paul Carrick claims Democrats hate America, when it was former President Trump whose words to his armed supporters at the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, incited the insurrection that caused the deaths of five Americans over his “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
It was the former president who took classified and top secret documents with him upon leaving office to Mar-A-Lago, and despite what he says, those documents are by law required to be sent to the National Archives at the end of any president’s term.
It was Republicans who voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and reducing the cost of insulin, and it was Republicans who voted against the Voting Rights Act of 2021. More than 100 House Republicans voted against the infrastructure bill.
Carrick called Trump a “patriot.” A patriot doesn’t take donations from his supporters for his legal defense fund then never use that money for its intended purposes. A patriot wouldn’t have dodged the Vietnam War draft by claiming he had “bone spurs,” an ailment his father allegedly paid a doctor to say he had.
Lastly, a true patriot wouldn’t have called Georgia’s Secretary of State to urge him to “find” 11,000 votes so the outcome of that state’s election for president could be overturned.
I don’t know what America that writer lives in, but it seems the party that in reality hates America is the one that Trump leads.