A Conservative Editorial Page and Civil Rights Leader
“His Rhetoric is Hateful, and His Intolerance Threatens the Fabric of Our Communities”
“A Liar, A Bully, A Buffoon. He Denigrates Any Individual or Group that Displeases Him.”
NEW YORK – What could unite the conservative publisher of a newspaper that has endorsed every Republican presidential candidate in 100 years and a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights? Donald Trump and the dangerous and divisive rhetoric driving his campaign. Here, in their own words, are their views on why Donald Trump and his campaign are
not who we are:
“The man is a liar, a bully, a buffoon. He denigrates any individual or group that displeases him. He has dishonored military veterans and their families, made fun of the physically frail, and changed political views almost as often as he has changed wives.”
---Joseph W. McQuaid, publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader
“Donald Trump’s comments are disrespectful, his rhetoric is hateful, and his intolerance threatens the fabric of our communities. We denounce his disrespectful comments about Reverend Green-Timmons, and stand together to say that Donald Trump and his indecency and disrespect is Not Who We Are.”
--- Open letter started by Dr. Frantz Whitfield, civil rights leader and the pastor of Mt Carmel Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa.
“Not Who We Are” is a movement of people from across the United States who are speaking their conscience by starting open letters as employees, professionals, students, and members of civic institutions to say that Donald Trump’s racially intolerant rhetoric and policies are “Not Who We Are.” The campaign features
NotWhoWeAre.us , an innovative online platform that allows Americans who are disgusted by Trump’s attacks to sign an open letter or create a more targeted one of their own.