Editor: Trump supporters regularly write to newspapers complaining that his detractors “hate” him. Hate is not relevant. His detractors clearly see that he is a crude abusive bully, mentally unstable, inept, morally bankrupt, and not qualified to be president.
As Trump’s erratic behavior continues to devolve further down the rabbit hole (eg. “wind turbines cause cancer”), psychiatrists are suggesting he may be exhibiting signs of pre-dementia; which could aggravate his sociopathic tendencies. The condition is now termed “antisocial personality disorder.” Sociopaths tend to be sexually promiscuous, lack empathy for others, have issues with rage, are pathological liars, are manipulative, have shallow emotions, lack a sense of guilt or remorse, have poor behavioral controls and an impulsive nature, lack regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture, enjoy conning people for pleasure or profit, are irresponsible, are authoritarian, exhibit extreme narcissism, have a grandiose sense of self, are secretive and paranoid, and do not perceive anything is wrong with them.
The fact that Trump retains a cult like following of supporters despite these obvious mental and behavioral issues and ineptitude shows that the con has worked. Trump has successfully used the time-honored autocratic strategy of building support through fanning anxiety, fear and hatred of minorities. Hate crimes and violence have spiked since his election. Trump is the national emergency. There is no higher calling or imperative for all patriotic Americans then to work to insure that Trump is voted out of office in 2020.