Editorial: Truth of Trump not pretty

Recently the award “Liar of the Year” was presented and, not surprisingly, the honor went to President Donald J. Trump. This man cannot tell the truth. He’ll make a remark one day and deny it the next.

 

After the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., the president alluded to blame on many sides. Good people on both sides and the Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan loved it. The Klan doesn’t have to cover their faces any longer because they have support in the White House.

After the backlash, he changed his tune the next day. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said “Way to go, Mr. President. Good job.” The president then went back to his original remarks, but Sen. Graham had nothing to say.

At the immigration meeting Jan. 11 in the White House with several senators – one Democrat – the president made some vulgar remarks about certain countries. Sen. Dick Durbin, the lone Democrat, revealed the remarks to the public. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., didn’t hear a thing. The president partially denied what he said the next day.

The letter “Lies costly to Democrats” appearing in the Augusta Chronicle Jan. 13 was sent in by Gregory J. Topliff. We’ll see how the lies that the Republicans have told about their tax overhaul bill will sink in with the working people once they realize who ended up with the benefits.

President Trump said during his Christmas vacation at Mar-A-Lago that his wealthy friends just got richer. In fact, I think the tax overhaul lie is the biggest one, or at least one of them, since the one about weapons of mass destruction. We’re still living with that one and the costs.

President Trump deserves all the media, the websites (not including Fox News) and people in general are putting out. We’ll see how the Republican lies will cost them in the midterm elections. And I hate to say it, Mr. Topliff: just wait and see what Robert Mueller’s investigation is going to bring forth. It’s not going to be pretty.

Jim McGaughy

Aiken, S.C.

 

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