Letter: Admiration of Putin insult to US soldiers

To the editor:

Despicable is an inadequate term to apply to Donald Trump’s comments to Bill O’Reilly about “killers” from our country, as he shrugged off (literally shrugged) the alleged murders attributed to Vladimir Putin and his bloody regime.

For the president of the United States to publicly imply that mistakes (in his opinion) the U.S. made square evenly with a murderous authoritarian government is absolutely mind-blowing.

This president, who took deferments rather than serve our country in the military, who cared so little for his country that he refused to pay taxes, has the unmitigated gall to call Americans who defend the world against the likes of Putin “killers.”

My husband served honorably in Vietnam. Barely out of his teens, he risked his life every day to protect the world from the spread of communism. Now we have a president who defends and admires a brutal, soulless dictator.

In my opinion, Trump isn’t worthy to tie the laces of an American soldier’s combat boots.

Janice Schreiber,