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LETTERS

It’s not Trump, it’s the millions who elevated him

President Trump speaks as supporters look on at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Feb. 21.
President Trump speaks as supporters look on at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Feb. 21.Mario Tama/Getty

When one looks past the daily outpouring of reporting, opinions, and analysis of the phenomenon of Trumpism, there is a disturbing underlay: Millions upon millions of voters helped put a man in office whose behavior is that of a petulant 9-year-old schoolyard bully. This, more than anything else, says something about the national psyche that is the most disturbing vector of the path on which we find ourselves, as a nation purportedly devoted to democratic norms and simple everyday decency.

Krikor Der Hohannesian

Medford