Gerald Archuleta of Okaloosa Island writes: President Trump may not be articulate, but he gets his point across, often in crude and insulting language. He is a master at manipulating the media. His tweets and off-the-cuff remarks keep him in the public eye every day. He campaigns much better than he governs, and verbally plants a knee in the groin of his opponents. Every serious opponent has an insulting nickname.

Trump no 'good old boy'

A while back, via the Daily News, I asked supporters of Donald Trump why they still support him in spite of his constant untruths and exaggerations, his tweeting of every thought, his threats of horrific wars, his pandering to special interests, his alienation of our allies, his braggadocio, etc. Who else would ever say, "I am a very stable genius?"

My letter elicited a rapid response that appeared in the paper, and other responses came to me privately. One of them, a local friend, brought a smile to my face when he wrote, in part, "Donald Trump simply is a person you and others like you are not use to. He is just a good old boy that made it big in the business world and knows how to deal. He is not articulate like Kennedy and Obama but just himself. Yep he just calls it like he sees it and we are not use to that ... "

Now my friend truly is a "good old boy." If there ever were an opposite of "good old boys" it is Donald J. Trump. Thanks to his father, little Donnie Trump was a millionaire at age 8. He "made it big" in the business world by declaring bankruptcy several times, thus cheating contractors and their employees out of their hard-earned wages. Every weekend that he spends at one of his country clubs, he enhances his personal fortune.

President Trump may not be articulate, but he gets his point across, often in crude and insulting language. He is a master at manipulating the media. His tweets and off-the-cuff remarks keep him in the public eye every day. He campaigns much better than he governs, and verbally plants a knee in the groin of his opponents. Every serious opponent has an insulting nickname.

As a Democrat, I have no illusions about who will win the 2020 presidential election. The Democrat nominee will have to slug it out on the campaign trail and be prepared for insults and mockery from President Trump. I am eager to see who that will be.

Gerald Archuleta, Okaloosa Island