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Letter: Trump is a con man, and he’s fooling many

Trump is a con man, and he’s fooling many

I have really never closely followed politics and no candidate has ever completely captured my attention. I almost always exercise my right to vote in elections and do so based on my personal beliefs and commitments, as do many other Americans. In my humble opinion, there really is no right or wrong candidate, only those whose beliefs and commitments align with individual voters. Until now.

Donald Trump’s appeal to, and proclaimed “love” for, the working class is nothing more than the “drinking of the Kool-Aid.” He has never been a friend to middle-class America. In fact, if you apply for a service job at his club in Palm Beach, Fla., you have only a 5.6 percent chance of scoring a position if you are an American citizen, as evidenced by his recently exposed foreign hiring practices (Feb. 26 News).

His cult-like followers, who have been said to be voting with their middle fingers, will not benefit with him in office. Most of us don’t start our careers with a million-dollar golden egg, but instead with student loans, mortgages and child care expenses. When pressed for specifics, Trump has yet to delineate a plan for improvement in the lives of these citizens. He instead falls back to his mastered practice of pointing out flaws and missteps of his opponents and past candidates as a method of distraction.

An opponent’s assertion in an interview that Trump is nothing more than a con man could not have been more aptly put. This persona, combined with his rudeness, belligerence and mockery, has no place, at any stage, in a presidential campaign. This Trump phenomenon is not about politics. And with his inexplicable sway over the masses, America is sadly inching toward the election of an ego instead of a much-needed leader.

Robin Schenk

Orchard Park