Re: “If Democrats were in power,” Thomas Candelaria, June 5.

Mr. Candelaria, it seems that you’re the type of person who does not look past the hood of your vehicle while driving because if you had done so you wouldn’t have made that ignorant statement about the Democrats.

It was President Obama who implemented the pandemic team, that same team that President Trump disbanded because he didn’t like paying people who just sat around. So, 100,000 dead Americans later, we have unemployment the likes never seen in our history and all because of a Republican in office and people like you who support them. Have some respect for our fallen fellow Americans who have died because of COVID-19.

Ruben Gallardo, Redlands