In his letter “Beyond Shameful” [Letters, October 8], Richard Matula declares that Joe Biden should publicly apologize for some of the things he said during his debate with Donald Trump.

Mr. Matula’s outrage is hard to swallow given that President Trump has lied about and said so many disgusting things about so many people over the years and during his four years as president. Not only has Trump debased the office of the presidency, he has hurt our country and our people.

So let’s talk ever so briefly about just a few of Trump’s most recent unhinged statements:

He called Kamala Harris a monster and a Communist. He said if Kamala Harris became president, it would be an insult to our country.

He said the drugs he has taken are a “cure” for COVID-19. He blamed Gold Star families for his COVID-19 infection. He told the American people not to fear COVID-19.

He said Joe Biden is not mentally capable.

Of course, I could go on forever about Trump’s endless lies and his crude and disgusting comments about so many people [more].