Letter writer Robert Nice in his letter “Baltimore,” (San Mateo Daily Journal, Aug. 3 edition) apparently heard that a band of Baltimore residents protested President Trump’s criticism of their city. I heard that too. But I also heard that many more phoned the White House thanking Trump for calling attention to the plight of their city and the ineptitude of the local politicians to put creative solutions into effect.

My comment is that, since it’s mostly Democrats who run the majority of our deteriorating big cities, is there a single one running for national office that we can seriously consider? Roosevelt and Kennedy would be ashamed of them.

Aric Leavitt

Santa Clara

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