I am writing in response to a letter written by Virginia Kramer, an 82-year-old Trump supporter, that appeared in the Sept. 20 Loudoun Times-Mirror. She wrote that she was afraid to place a Trump 2020 yard sign or bumper sticker on her property for fear of retribution from the "far left.” I am an 82-year-old resident of Leesburg and have been here since completing an Army assignment in Hohenfels, Germany, in 1994 and then retiring from the Pentagon in 2002. I am a proud Democrat who has had at least two Democratic signs stolen from my property, been called a communist and threatened at the Farmer's Market in Leesburg because I was handing out Democratic literature.
At the same time, my Republican neighbors' signs have never been touched.
I am not sure why Mrs. Kramer is a Trump supporter, but she has every right to be one and should not be afraid to post signs.
I just have several questions about Trump. What would you call a person who has divided us, a person who is "in love " with a dictator, and believes Putin over our own Intelligence services? A person who thinks only in terms of himself and does all he can to thwart free speech? A person who tells people to "knock out" protesters at his rallies and he would pay their legal fees? A person who separates women and children at the U.S. Mexican border with no plans to re- unite them? A person who has five children by three different wives and cheated on all three? A person who says that there were good people in Charlottesville who carried torches one night – similar to what the Nazis did during the second World War – and carried Nazi flags the next day?
So I really don't understand why anyone would be a Trump supporter. But Mrs. Kramer you do have a right to post yard signs and car stickers and should not fear retribution here.
Anthony V. Fasolo