Let me take a moment to respond to Alfred Waddell’s letter to the editor in the July 6 edition of The Standard-Times, “Waiting on Trump supporters to wake up.” I can assure you, we are very much awake and aware.

We remain awake and vigilant against the likes of Hillary Clinton and the extreme left when it comes to such things as open boarders and not following the rule of law regarding immigration.

We remain awake and vigilant against the likes of Maxine Waters and any curtailing of our rights under the second amendment.

We remain awake and vigilant against Nancy Pelosi and Planned Parenthood who slaughter millions each year.

We remain awake and vigilant against Chuck Schumer and his liberal cronies on Capitol Hill who have weakened our military over the past eight years and who would see us pay off countries such as Iran when confronted.

Donald Trump has not had the decades these others have had in political/self “service.” He is a man who says (and tweets) what he thinks. This tendency can be off-putting, having dealt only with self-serving, pandering partisans over the last many years.

Since President Trump took office, he has been under fire, not from would be assassins but from the media who, rather than allow the man to get his legs under him as all presidents must, have harangued and harassed him nightly on television. When Joe and Mika continue an onslaught of insults and degrading personal attacks, the press gasps in shock that President Trump would respond.

While elite Hollywood liberals sit in their heavily guarded mansions plotting to blow up the White House (Madonna), assassinate (Depp), or behead (Griffin), they expect a Middle America in need of jobs and hurting from years of job exportation out of the United States to meekly come along. Don’t talk to me of violence incited by the right. Mr. Waddell, we are watching and very much awake. 

William J. Villineau

New Bedford