Trump has gone from laughable to frightening

To the editor:

I cannot keep quiet any longer. I am really frightened by what is happening on the political scene.

How many remember when Pat Paulsen ran for president? It was a lot of fun to watch him on "The Smother Brothers" show. That's what I thought about Trump. I thought he would eventually go away. So did the Republican Party. Boy, were we wrong. Can you see Donald sitting in the Oval Office next to the red phone?

All I can think of is Hitler back in the early 1930s. How he mesmerized the German people into giving him control of the government. He started World War II and millions of people died.

My only hope is that the silent majority of this great land of ours will not put Trump in the White House.

Joseph P. Casella, Pittsfield