President not representative of American way of life

The president of the United States a few weeks ago proved again that he is nothing more than a racist bigot. During a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Office President Donald J. Trump used a racial slur towards immigrants that come from Africa and Haiti.

I’m embarrassed as an American because the current occupant of the Oval Office doesn’t respect the values of all Americans. If you’re not a wealthy individual, or a caucasian male, the current chief executive doesn’t respect your values. President Donald J. Trump’s words recently prove more than anything that he is nothing more than a racist bigot! It’s a very sad day in the year of 2018 when the president of the United States doesn’t respect the values of all Americans regardless of your race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or financial status. I can’t believe that this this actually happening because I strongly believe that America is better than this. The sitting president of the United States is trying to divide our nation, not unite it. Instead of building walls, we as Americans should be building bridges to embrace the diversity that makes our union strong. We are stronger together as one America not two Americas! America will survive Donald J. Trump. America’s best days are still ahead of us!

JOSEPH EDWARD BENTON JR.

Gloversville