Give Trump a chance

Give Trump a chance

Time Magazine named Donald J. Trump the "2016 Person of the Year of Theses Divided States of America."

I am reminded of another controversial Republican candidate who weathered the political storm rather well and became president of a divided nation His name was Abraham Lincoln.

In the 1860 presidential election, Abraham Lincoln was vilified by the press, called a baboon, a backwoodsman, and was a polarizing figure. Mr. Trump has also been vilified by the press, called names, and has been a polarizing figure.

Lincoln managed to get only 40 percent of the popular Vote and 180 electoral votes in a four-way race between northern Democratic candidate Stephen A....