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Wednesday March 3rd

Letter: ​Reach out to those who voted for Trump


In our world dominated by social media, look outside your newsfeed and seek honest, explanatory journalism about Tuesday’s election results. Journalism that explains voter rationale, racial issues, distaste for politicians and the economic anxiety that many Americans are facing, especially those in rural areas.

All candidates have flaws. If we are going to work together again and try to solve the many issues our nation, state and local communities face, we need to better understand each other. A 100-word Facebook post can’t define someone else’s views or yours. Learn about their humanity. Former N.C. Senator Jesse Helms once said to a young Joe Biden in 1973, “It’s always appropriate to question another man’s judgment, but never appropriate to question his motives because you simply don’t know his motives."

Trying to understand each other’s motives is a great starting point.

David Vitek


Public Policy

Editor’s note: David Vitek is a member of the DTH Board of Directors.

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