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President’s comments taken out of context

President Trump said, “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” and the leftist letter writers are going bonkers.

Context — the president was responding to a question about Israel denying Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, among others, entrance to Israel. His comment was in reference to their pro-Palestinian and Israel-boycott activism.

So, the point about knowledge and disloyalty was: Does the average American Jew understand that many prominent Democrats agree with pro-Palestinian and Israel-boycott activism? If they do, then they are being disloyal to “Israel.”

To compare any of this to Japanese internment camps is absurd. And to say voting for Trump is being disloyal to America, while supporting leftist/socialist, is equally absurd.

For the record, President Trump never said: “Mexicans were rapists and murderers” or “All Muslims were terrorists and needed to be banned from entering this country.”

It sure would be nice to see some respect back in the letters to the editor. I have been writing letters for over 10 years about the worst president in my lifetime, President Obama. Not one time in all of those letters did I ever disrespect the office or the person in that office.

On a happier note, congratulations to the Maui Little League boys. Your game playing was only outshone by your enjoyment for the game, and the aloha spirit you brought to everyone you came into contact with.

Bill Botts

Lahaina