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Regarding the Nov. 4 article “Election pleases ‘silent majority’ in rural Montana”

They may be a majority of Montanans, but they aren’t a majority of Americans since Trump voters represent less than 15 percent of all Americans.

I am a fourth-generation Montanan, from a small town, caring for the elderly in my home. Folks here believe the election of Donald Trump is one of the worst days (excluding every day of every war) in American history.

We find it disturbing that uninformed people call Trump’s own words “politics” or made-up lies. During the campaign we rotated through all news channels. We saw him lie repeatedly then exaggerate the lies in the next speech, while he and his followers hurled invective.

The so-called “liberal” press rarely pointed out his lies and his followers loved his threatening and abusive rhetoric. For the first time a president got himself elected by bringing out the worst in his supporters. Trump’s behavior and words are treasonous: benefiting from stolen emails he invited; de-legitimizing Obama; sucking up to the Russian dictator Putin; insulting veterans, war heroes and our military.

If an elected Democrat had done/said what Trump has, Republicans would already have begun impeachment proceedings.

Fact checkers have confirmed that Trump lied over 50 times (excluding campaign promises). No one had to make anything up to discredit Trump. His lack of decency and true nastiness, using the language of extremists and haters, has led to the language and imagery of horrible people like Heafner (“A bitter backlash,” on the same front page).

Sherry Fields

Joliet

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