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Mike Vasser: Comparing the two candidates

In response to Terry McLaughlin’s editorial piece in the Sept. 16 edition of The Union, I am providing a quote from President Obama that provides a clear and succinct comparison of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:

“There’s been too much false equivalency and too clear of a double standard at play. So I want to take a minute to compare these two candidates, side by side.

“While Hillary was fighting school segregation in the South, Donald Trump was sued for discriminating against people of color.

“While Hillary has released every single tax return from the past few decades, Trump has provided next to nothing about his financial situation.

“While Hillary was fighting for first responders after tragedy struck on September 11, 2001, Trump was bragging that his building was now the tallest in all of Manhattan.

“And while Hillary’s foundation has saved countless lives around the globe, Donald Trump has used money people have given his so-called charity to buy a six-foot-tall painting — of himself.

“This is a man who utters things on a daily basis that would disqualify any other candidate. But because he says something outrageous or nonsensical every time he steps up to a podium, he gets a pass.”

Mike Vasser

Grass Valley

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