LETTER: Snake oil salesmen live on in Trump

The Republican presidential candidate guarantees to solve all our problems — but how?

In the early days of Western development, with long distances between settlements and limited facilities, there was the traveling salesman who promoted the elixir guaranteed to solve all ills.

It became known as snake oil.

Today, the snake oil proponent, Donald Trump, still lives on, guaranteeing his ability to solve all our problems.

Beware what you wish for.

Patricia Gallup,