Is Trump the referee?

To the Editor:

I would like clarification from Lee County Board of Education member Sherry Womack. In the Sanford Herald on Thursday [”Local Republican officials react to DC chaos” 01/07/2021], she provided a statement of her experience attending the pro-Trump protest over Congress certifying Joe Biden as president.

She said, “I know there’s a lot of people hurting. Think of it this way: If you go to a ball game, even if you thought, ‘Hey, the referee made a bad call.’ What are you gonna do? Are you gonna quit playing baseball? Or are you gonna say, ‘OK, he made a bad call, let’s move on.’ ”

In this analogy, is President Trump the referee?

Vivian Rosser

Sanford