Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

A recent Deseret News headline read, “Trump’s vulgar term saddens Utahns with ties to Haiti and Africa” (Jan. 12). It also saddens me, and I have no ties to Haiti or Africa. It saddens all of us.

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I was embarrassed that in the same issue of the paper, another article asserted that Mormons support President Trump more than others. They ought to take a new survey. If I had been part of the survey, I might have expressed support, but now I would not. I agree with many of the actions taken by President Trump, including protecting our borders, but I cannot support the attitude expressed in his words. I believe, as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... .” Those who have been deprived often become the greatest contributors when given the opportunity. That makes our country great. It's opportunity for everyone.

Lynn Larsen

North Salt Lake