Letters in the July 2 Tribune from Phil Neelands and Marci Esparza prompt me to respond.
First, Marci, a “concentration camp” is defined as “a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities.” That definitely seems to describe those holding areas at the southern border.
As for Donald Trump’s performance, his approval rating stands in the low 40s, which may explain the rash of “anti-Trump” letters The Tribune receives instead of perceiving that The Tribune is biased.
Phil has praised Trump’s policies, but neglected to mention his immigration policies that have exacerbated the border situation, namely the separation of children and parents, the threat to close the border and the elimination of foreign aid to Central American countries.
And the withdrawal from the Paris Accord regarding climate change is inexcusable. The Climate Change Performance Index ranks India 11th, China 32nd and the U.S. 59th out of 60 countries measured. Instead, he is trying to revive the coal industry.
And now, in addition to authoring more than 10,000 lies, this narcissistic, egotistical misogynist used a Fourth of July celebration for his own aggrandizement.
Kermit Heid, Salt Lake City