Dog days for Trump

 

Sir, – President Donald Trump has called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog”, an offensive statement that has no substance to it (“Trump campaign takes legal action against former aide”, World News, August 15th). He should however remember that a dog’s bark is worse than its bite – or in this case their audio recordings.

It is worth examining the characteristics of a dog to see what he might have meant.

Most dogs are incredibly loyal, dedicated and loving. Farm dogs will work all day for you for just food, water and an occasional pat. Guard dogs will protect your property – and maybe secrets – without hesitation. Guide dogs will lead you to safety. There are however some dogs that will turn on their owners and the results can be tragic.

The use of simplistic offensive words shows that the attack lacks substance and accurate details.

The lesson in life is a simple familiar one: if you haven’t got something nice to say, don’t say anything. – Yours, etc,

DENNIS FITZGERALD,

Melbourne, Australia.