Some have fallen

for an act

Stewart B. Epstein

Former resident now in Rochester, N.Y.

Let me add my perspective to the Donald Trump debate:

Trump is merely a skillful, manipulative “gaslighter” and con-artist who intentionally appeals to our worst inner qualities because he believes that this is who and what 51 percent of us are, namely angry, lonely, fearful, bitter, resentful, spiteful, and cold-hearted haters, some of whom fear projections that one day over 50 percent of the USA will be non-white. He plays all of us for fools and suckers because he himself does not believe most of the stupid things that he cleverly spoons out to us. Get it?  It’s all an ACT.  Some of us have fallen for his act.  He must laugh at us every day, both his supporters as well as his critics – at least the ones who think he is sincere.