In response to Bill Simpkins' letter, I have had it with uninformed “lefties” ["The bully occupying the White House," July 21]. He calls President Donald Trump a bully for not having an open southern border and letting in anyone who wants to come in. Does he realize that many of these “poor” people pay human smugglers $6,000 for the trip across Mexico? Why do these “persecuted” people not seek asylum as soon as they get in Mexico?

Simpkins worries that the $8 billion Trump wants for the wall will come out of his Social Security and Medicare. Where does he think the $100 billion per year comes from that it costs for schools, housing, medical care, handouts, incarceration of criminals, etc., not to mention the citizens of our country who are being killed, maimed and criminalized?

Does he realize Florida alone is spending $100 million per year just to incarcerate illegal criminals? For a fraction of what illegals cost us per year, we could build the wall and stop this nonsense. Simpkins needs to read further in the Bible. Paul writes in Romans 13:1, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities.” That means don’t illegally sneak across the border and break our laws.

The left is like a bunch of lemmings. Switch between their news stations and every day they are all spewing the same thing they got from their morning marching orders like a bunch of parrots in a tree, all yapping the same thing. And for Simpkins to compare Trump to Adolf Hitler defines his ilk. How many people died because of Hitler, and how many have died because of Trump? Trump is trying to look out for the citizens of this country. It’s unfortunate that Simpkins is one of them and doesn’t realize it.

Marvin Hammer, Bartow