Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

You're Not Deplorable

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

You're Not Deplorable

Article excerpt

Regarding "A 'Deplorable' Speaks" (Feb. 9) by Jeff Bust: Mr. Bust, you are not "deplorable."

Many Trump voters have appropriated Hillary Clinton's unfortunate phrasing as a badge of honor. But she was not referring to Mr. Bust or anyone like him who may rightfully consider themselves to be hardworking, bill-paying, family-oriented, patriotic Americans. She was referring to the David Dukes, the neo-Nazis, the white supremacists, the so called alt-right and their ilk, who joyfully endorsed The Donald as "one of them," a man who was going to make America great (read "white") again.

Mr. Bust opens the piece by declaring that "[m]y views on most issues are not fashionable or attractive to the mainstream media, Hollywood celebrities, educators or Democrats. …

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