Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Opinion: Why 'Fact Checking' and 'Reality Check' Do Not Apply to Trump

As I said in my post on April 17, 2017, I tried to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump was our president. I have now given up any hope as every day there is something new that he says that is not true or just a bold-faced lie.

Ever since his horrifying inaugural address on January 20, 2017 he has only gone more downhill and does not deserve to be our president. In fact, I have called him the Liar In Chief (LIC) for many months now.

Given all this, why are not more Republicans and Democrats speaking out against him? Why are we letting him ruin our country and our standing with our allies? This is not about party this is about our values and what we have stood for since 1776. Republicans who want to obtain their tax cuts, supreme court justices, the destruction of the Affordable Health Act will still have Pence if they impeach him in the House of Representatives and convict him in the Senate.

Democrats that think it is better to wait until the election in 2020 because they feel that Trump will be easier to run against need to beware. There are too many people that don’t want the truth as evidenced by his campaign style rallies that the LIC continues to do. We need to put country first. Never before in our history have we had a wrecking ball like the LIC.

I agree with Tom Steyer who has been calling for the LIC’s impeachment for months now. He lists 8 impeachable offenses at this website I encourage you to sign on. Trump is a clear and present danger to our country and it is time for all of us to speak out.

This NPR Opinion piece, titled Why 'Fact Checking' and 'Reality Check' Do Not Apply to Trump, by Ron Elving is an excellent article on why fact checking, and reality checking does not apply to Trump. He does this by explaining Trump’s past influences and how he has been running his business for years. Click on the link above.

Mr. Elving is a Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly. He has been a Distinguished Visiting Professional in Residence at American University, where he is now an adjunct professor. In this role, Elving received American University’s 2016 University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. He has also taught at George Mason and Georgetown University.

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