Letters: Obama vs. Trump - a contrast in leaders

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, California, U.S. May 27, 2016.

ISSUE | HIROSHIMA

A contrast in leaders

I was caught unaware by my emotions as I listened to President Obama's deeply moving speech in Hiroshima last week. Addressing an audience that included survivors of our atomic bomb attack of nearly 71 years ago, he spoke eloquently, sensitively, soberly, and with great feeling about the significance of that event.

It reminded me of the qualities we Americans should expect of our nation's leader and made me cringe to think how far the Republican Party has sunk to consider handing over this country to a man such as Donald Trump. Do the Republicans hold America in such low esteem that they would allow him to be our emissary to the world?

|Judy Hughes, Blue Bell, hughe8309@comcast.net