New Year’s Resolution for the President

Dear Mr. President, please do all Americans a service and tell the truth more in 2018. With 103 measured lies in your first 10 months vs. only 18 in eight years by Obama per the New York Times, you have been the biggest purveyor of “fake news” in the country. Moreover, Politifacts has measured you as making “mostly false” and worse statements 69% of the time. Our global reputation and trustworthiness have declined under your tutelage and it is harder to solve problems as a result. Please begin the new year with a resolution to be more truthful. Quite frankly, you owe it to us. All politicians do.

Note to Readers: Please feel free to use this language in letters to the editor or others.

14 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution for the President

  1. Well said, Keith, but sadly we both know he will never change … at least not for the better. You are kinder than I, for I would ask that he step down from office immediately and go somewhere that we never need see or hear of him again. Still, I agree with you … but I don’t think he knows how to tell the truth.

    • Thanks Jill. We both know he won’t step down over this, but we need to get the word out. My local paper will hopefully run this. It is a plea to him through others using the New Year’s resolution context. He needs to be accountable and thus far he is not up to the task. Keith

      • All good points … it just seems that we have been calling for him to be held to account for so long, yet nobody in power seems to be taking heed. My hope is that the new year will bring us a new prez!

  2. Dear Keith,

    I go not trust him in any way. I do not trust his republican sycophants in the White House or in the US Congress. There are polls out there that indicate Americans have anywhere from 9-11% trust in the Us Congress.

    I can’t help but believe that leaders around the world feel likewise.

    Hugs, Gronda

    • Gronda, from what I gather, they do not trust him and recognize they need to flatter him to gain traction. You throw out the red carpet, appeal to his ego, then you can make strides. As a result, an adversarial country can make headway at the expense of an ally who is critical. He and Vladimir are buddies, while he won’t shake Angela Merkel’s hand. Keith

  3. If he tries he’ll suffer a physiological implosion under the strain of something so unnatural to him. It could be messy.

  4. Note to Readers: My local paper, The Charlotte Observer, ran this letter today, January 2, with only minor changes. If you agree with its premise, please feel free to use if or a variation. My guess it will get some rebuttals who will cite negatives about the sources as being liberal. The work both do is excellent and detailed. They are also dead on accurate in calling the President what he is with data to support it.

    Two of my favorites – he erroneously said we are the most taxed country in the world on several occasions to sell his Tax plan – per the OECD, we are around near the bottom of the 33 participating countries. He also erroneously said his cutting of the subsidies to insurers to pay for deductibles and coinsurance for people making less than 2 1/2 times the povert level would only affect insurers. That is not true and it ends up impacting non subsidized ACA participants and the debt as the subsidies increase to pay for higher resulting premiums. And, there is more.

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