There is one very good reason that Donald Trump does not mention Ronald Reagan. It is because he knows that he can’t possibly measure up to him.

That is the difference in temperament between President Barack Obama and Trump. Obama mentions the great ones of both parties, hoping to inspire himself and us to greatness. Trump is more comfortable tearing down others, even those in his own party.

Funny thing is I, as a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, first realized that Trump wanted to be “dictator” when he insulted the great war hero Sen. John McCain. I said to myself, “Why in the world would someone who wants to be president, from either party, ever insult Sen. McCain?”

That is when it hit me like a ton of bricks: A person who wanted to be president would not, but if someone wanted to be “dictator,” insulting John McCain makes perfect sense. At that moment, Trump was trying to divide the Republican Party.

The Republican Party does not have to be in the turmoil they now find themselves. Trump caused the divisiveness on purpose, so he, and he alone, could fix it. Well, they bought it. And now the great salesman is trying to do the same to the nation. Woe unto us if we let him.

Charles Hicks

Augusta