I take exception to much of what Leonard Pitts wrote in his column Nov. 21. Now, admittedly, this isn’t anything new regarding Pitts; however, I think he took his bias and racism a little too far this time.
He took a page right out of the progressive playbook by calling Donald Trump a “bigot cheered to victory by the Ku Klux Klan” as if he were a member of the Klan or even supportive of its message. Unlike the late Democratic senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd, who had more than a casual relationship with the Klan, Trump has never supported or endorsed or even mentioned the Klan.
Pitts refers to the “forces of exclusion, hatred and rage” taking over the White House, but it seems that those adjectives more define the behavior of the losing party in recent weeks. Clean up your own party, Mr. Pitts.
Pitts admits early in the column that he has no interest in seeing the country heal. Nothing new here either. Pitts has spent every week of every year writing columns that are divisive in nature and serve no purpose other divisive in nature and serve no purpose other than to foster continued hate. Surely there will always be people who support a racial bias, but I don’t believe they represent the masses. Perhaps Pitts feels that racial harmony might put him out of work someday.
I do agree with the last line in the column where Pitts asserts, “Let’s take our country back.” I believe that’s exactly what happened on Nov. 8.