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LETTERS

An uplifting message, until the putdown of the president

A dig at President Trump (stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport on Sept. 15) marred an otherwise-positive message about reaching out to help others.
A dig at President Trump (stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport on Sept. 15) marred an otherwise-positive message about reaching out to help others.MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Reading Holy Cross professor Leila Philip’s “Kindness amidst the coronavirus” (Opinion, Sept. 12) was a breath of fresh air amid all the political vitriol of recent months and years — until the final paragraph. Would it have killed Philip to actually take a small break from that vitriol, rather than letting the world know how awful she thinks President Trump is? Was the purpose of the piece to tell a beautiful story, or to take a shot at the president, notwithstanding that so many believe it to be deserved? Who is more cynical — Philip or me?

Nicholas G. Xenos

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York, Maine