In the 2016 presidential election, many earlier Republican primary-election supporters of Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, etc., metaphorically held their noses and voted for Donald Trump. Alas, the stench has only increased to nauseating levels and is becoming dangerous to the past ideals of this nation.

Those Republicans, who could and should help return this nation to decency, now have an alternative in William Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts who is challenging Trump for the GOP nomination in next year's primaries.

I hope many Republicans will work to get Weld on the primary ballot in Florida and then will vote for him. I especially ask Christians who support the put-down artist Trump to repent and change over to support Weld, who would be an encouraging, nurturing, father figure for our nation, in contrast to Trump, who constantly demonizes, diminishes and belittles.

Jesus would not approve of Trump belittling people. I feel concerned that bad people will block access to Weld on the internet. People can write to him at 50 Congress St., Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

Keyno Hicks, Lakeland