Letter to the Editor: Trump didn’t say that

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To the Editor:

If President Trump is the terrible person the left and their media allies
make him out to be, why do they find it necessary to lie about him?
Let’s look at some of the most egregious lies:

Lie: Trump colluded with Russians to meddle in the 2016 election.

Truth: The only proven collusion with Russians in the election was by
the Hillary Clinton campaign. The “dossier” used to dupe the FISC into
granting warrants to spy on the Trump campaign was fiction concocted by
a Russian agent. The spying turned up nothing, and resulted only in
“process crimes”.

Lie: Trump bragged about grabbing women’s private parts.

Truth: Trump did not say that he had ever done that. What he actually
said would be more truthfully seen as an observation or conjecture.

Lie: Trump called white supremacists at Charlottesville “fine people”.

Truth: The Charlottesville rally was organized by people concerned
about losing our history. Some white supremacists showed up, but they
were not the only people opposing removing statues. After Trump said
there were fine people on both sides, the “fake news” media made the
conflict to be only between white supremacists and their opponents in
order to make the lie credible. In his “fine people” statement, Trump
made it very clear that he wasn’t referring to to the white
supremacists, but that part has been edited out, even by his opponent
in this election.

Lie: Trump won’t denounce white supremacists.

Truth: A simple YouTube search for “Trump denounces white supremacists”
yields many instances of him doing just that. And in the “debate,” when
asked if he would denounce white supremacists, he answered “sure!’

Lie: Trump called fallen soldiers “losers”.

Truth: This charge was made by an anti-Trump publication with no
attribution other than a claim that it came from four anonymous
sources. At least nineteen identified people who actually witnessed the
event in question said it didn’t happen.

Lie: Trump told people to inject bleach to counter the Covid-19 virus.

Truth: Trump was referring to an actual experimental treatment of
inserting UV light-emitting devices into stricken patients’ lungs to
kill the virus.

Lie: Trump called Covid-19 a “hoax”.

Truth: Trump called the Democrats’ (and their media allies’)
politicization of the disease another of their hoaxes. Why would he
have banned travel from China (called “xenophobic” by his opponent) if
he thought the disease was a hoax?

Like everyone in politics, Trump sometimes stretches the truth, but his
“lies” pale in comparison to the lies told about him.

William Kriebel
Hopewell Junction

The opinions expressed above are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Mid Hudson News.