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If there are any voters out there who are still in doubt about who or what Donald Trump really is, his disdain for Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan [“Growing chorus of voices rip Trump for criticizing Khans,” Front Page, Aug. 2], should be all the evidence they need to see that he’s a cruel, selfish, thoughtless and greedy individual whose only care is the betterment of himself and no one else.

It makes me think of the Communist hunt of Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s. After ruining many lives with his accusations, McCarthy was challenged by Joseph Nye Welch who said: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. … Have you no sense of decency?”

Donald Trump, a man without a shred of decency. That says it all.

Richard B. Ellenberger, Normandy Park


The cousin I’m named after, along with dozens of my heroic buddies, valiantly died serving America. As a combat veteran, I’ve always honored their loss and have never, and would never, use their memory in a self-serving, self-promoting way.

In my opinion, Mr. Khan abused and slandered the loss of his son by knowingly and purposely twisting — and subsequently grandstanding upon it — in a partisan, political way. To me it is “pity pimping” at its very worst.

Hillary Clinton owes America an apology for this atrocity.

Gerald J. Stiles, Sequim