Letter: Clinton, Trump not presidential material

The two presumptive presidential candidates we are being snowballed with don’t cut the mustard. I cannot see a quality in Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump that make me want to support them. They aren’t presidential material.

The good qualities of either one make a pretty short list; however, their negative qualities would fill a page. We have heard about Clinton’s email problems that seem to keep getting swept under the rug. Surely, the Democrats have someone with better qualities than Clinton.

Now we have Trump on the Republican side. This man has been bombarding us with his foul mouth, egotistic, self-centered rhetoric to the point that I cannot stand to look at him. The national committee needs to wake up and find a quality levelheaded individual. About the only thing Clinton has said so far that I agree with is that Trump could not be trusted with the nuclear codes. This would be suicide for our nation letting Trump have the codes during one of his rants because some foreign leader made a comment he didn’t like. I have seen a commercial showing Trump mocking a handicapped reporter. Anyone who would mock a handicapped person in a public place has sunk about as low as can be imagined.

We cannot let the dignity of the office of president sink into the gutter with Clinton or Trump. I have written the Republican National Committee asking them to wake up and find a better candidate.

Frank Zieser

Cedar Rapids

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