Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We All Will Pay for This Terrible Mistake

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We All Will Pay for This Terrible Mistake

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Unbelievably, one of the worst political events that could have happened to our country and to the rest of the world just happened. Donald Trump was elected president Tuesday night.

Those who blindly cheered his rhetoric of hate and mindlessly adopted his disdain of American values have won. They now have what they want. They will soon get what they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of America and the rest of the world will also have to pay for this terrible mistake.

With all the clarity of hindsight, future generations will look back on this presidential election as one of the darkest hours in American history. And, with the knowledge of that lesson, may they never repeat this miscarriage of democracy.

ROBERT AIELLO

Whitehall

Field day for bullies

I would like to congratulate every single voter who helped Donald Trump win the election. So, when your children are bullied at school, tell them "It's OK. After all, the president bullies people all the time!"

When your wife or daughter is groped by the office pervert tell her, "Hey, shake it off, even the president does it."

When your son gets sent home from school for mocking a disabled student, you march right down there and inform his teacher that it's all right for your son to do that; after all ... well, hopefully by now you get the picture. It is not OK. OK?

There is an age-old adage that says "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." You just gave the nuclear codes to a man with the temperament of a petulant child. God help America.

JIM TOPPER

Turtle Creek

Shameful result

It is indeed disheartening to learn that fully half of the citizens of this country support bullying, misogyny, racism and xenophobic bigotry. I truly am deeply ashamed of my country, which I used to think was populated by a majority of decent people.

W.S. (BILL) KASZYCKI

West Elizabeth

Country before party

After the previous two presidential elections, the losing party made its priority blocking or marginalizing the legislative efforts of the winner. Consequently, in the intervening years of legislative gridlock, sizable numbers of both Republicans and Democrats became energized by two of the least traditional of leaders: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. …

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