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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not the type of leader to make America proud

Our president made another ignorant, cruel and racist statement Jan. 12 in which he was asked why we continue to receive immigrants from (expletive) countries rather than places like "Norway", and of course listed some of those countries who he categorized as (expletive) countries.

At some point, I would hope that somebody in the room would call him down when he speaks inappropriately. He doesn't seem to know, or care, whether he curses, demonizes, degrades, insults or lies. It isn't even surprising anymore, it seems to be in his nature.

To say the least, this is not proper behavior for anyone, and our president doesn't seem to have what most of us have, self-respect and basic moral ideals, to know not to speak as he does. But obviously from what I have observed him saying on live television (so it can't be fake), tells me he is what he speaks. And his tweets—they are beyond comprehension.

If nothing else, we all need to let our congressional leaders know that they need to be calling him out. It doesn't take any effort at all to make a phone call. I don't think that this is the type of leader that will ever make America proud, again or any other time.