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Letter: Trump’s dogcatcher comment shows his weakness

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talks to reporters as he arrives for the weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Romney said Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that politicians attacking the vote by mail system are threatening global democracy but stopped short of criticizing President Donald Trump who has been openly against an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him reelection.
Susan Walsh, Associated Press

President Donald Trump’s statement that Mitt Romney couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in Utah as quoted in the Deseret News (“President Trump says Mitt Romney couldn’t be elected ‘dogcatcher’ in Utah right now,” Sept. 4) is a symptom of Trump’s weakness, fear and unethical behavior. Unethical people who stand on a weak foundation of facts try, in a disagreement, to discredit the witness against them rather than focus on the factual evidence. It is a commonly used unethical practice in a court of law: try to discredit the witness with personal attacks when the facts testify against you. I wish Trump would focus on facts, problems and solutions rather than making personal attacks on people.

George Peterson

Sandy