Letter to the editor: Donald Trump The King of The Liars

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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To the editor:

In response to last week’s letter about teaching Democrats how to lie, I would suggest that the writer hire the King of the Liars – Donald Trump. Trump lied from the time he took office until he left. He started on his Inauguration Day, when he lied about the size of the crowd. And remember back in 2019 when Trump altered a map showing the path of Hurricane Dorian with a Sharpie. These two lies were pretty inconsequential.   

One of Trump’s worst lies was probably how he downplayed the coronavirus. He told America, it was “going to disappear,” “totally under control” and “99% of COVID-19 cases are totally harmless.” We lost over a million people in the US to coronavirus. By comparison, in Australia they had about 15,000 Covid-related deaths; and if you take Florida, which has a smaller population – over 80,000 people died from Covid. Had Trump not continued to lie about the situation, maybe many of those people would here today.   

And who can forget how Trump lied about the results of the 2020 election. We’ve seen all the people close to him; his staff, his lawyers, his family; tell him that he lost the election, but he continued to lie about it. And that lie led to the attack on the Capital where five people died and 140 police officers were injured. And all of that was preventable if Trump had not continued to lie.

According to one source, Trump lied over 30,000 times during his four years in office.  So if you want someone to teach people how to lie – get Trump.

Blake Huntington ,     Advance