Sheriff uses newsletter to blast protesters

HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — The sheriff of Henderson County is using his official newsletter to issue sharp criticism of protesters across the country and make a call for unity.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that while Sheriff Charles S. McDonald doesn’t refer to any specific protests or political parties, he describes the protests “vile and disgusting.” In his newsletter, “The Guardian,” McDonald likened protesters to “a child playing a board game. Gleeful at the prospect of winning but impetuously overturning the table and throwing a tantrum when faced with the prospect of losing.”

McDonald also writes that the country must move “beyond anger and grief, gloating and taunts; beyond anxiousness and fear.” He said he hopes commonly shared values and beliefs will unify the county, state and nation.

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