Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On April 15, 2011, I read this article in the Daily News: Donald Trump unleashed more scorn for President Obama yesterday - but insisted it had nothing to do with race because he has a "great relationship with the blacks." Trump said he was dismayed by Obama's strong support within the African-American community. "I know many Obama supporters," he said. "I have a great relationship with the blacks, but unfortunately the (poll) numbers that you cite are very, very frightening numbers." Trump also continues to trumpet debunked "birther" theories about Obama being born in Kenya.

On April 18, 2011, the Daily News printed this letter from me.


I find it somewhat perplexing that Donald Trump touts his great relationship with "the blacks" and in the same breath criticizes African-American support of President Obama as "frightening." Perhaps he should have a discussion with his good friends, "the blacks," and explain how he, a man who fans the flames of birther conspiracy despite clear evidence to the contrary, will bring calm and stability to the country.


Blogger Thomas Pryor said...

David, keep the discussion going, the barely coded racism fronted by Trump and others not qualified for public office needs to be identified, called what it is, and get the harsh light it deserves.

6:44 AM  

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