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The truth about Trump?

Donald Trump.

I received an email with the subject ‘He needs the TRUTH’ from the Republican party. Emails from the address normally ask for a donation but this time they want the truth. Don’t they already have the truth or some amount of it?

It asks ‘He needs to know the truth, which is why we only have one more question for you...’DO YOU STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP?’ It seems not to be so much a case of Jack Nicholson’s words from ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘You can’t handle the truth’ but rather more that he can’t recognise or understand the truth. There may be some irony in that film name as well.

The Washington Post website states ‘President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years’ (Jan 21). I have no way of confirming or disproving these claims but the paper has a reputation for honest reporting including about previous presidents.

There are some absolute truths and I am not sure he really wants my personal answer to that question. There is something wrong with the world when the most powerful leader wants me to tell him the truth and a world leading newspaper casts doubts on his honesty.

Dennis Fitzgerald
Melbourne, Australia

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