Letter: Lincoln's decency, morality made him great

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To the editor:

In regard to Aaron Blake's May 19 oped column on Presidents Lincoln and Trump, I am reminded of Doris Kearns Goodwin's assessment of Abraham Lincoln in her book "Team of Rivals":

"[Lincoln's] success in dealing with the strong egos of the men in his cabinet suggests that in the hands of a truly great politician the qualities we generally associate with decency and morality — kindness, sensitivity, compassion, honesty, and empathy — can also be impressive political resources." Et tu, Mr. Trump?

Margo Bowden,

Williamstown

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