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Gerson’s opinion refreshing

It was a delight to read Michael Gerson’s expose of President Trump’s fraudulent persona in the Jan. 31 Spokesman-Review (“Trump’s ‘16 campaign false advertising”). It was the best analysis of Trump’s dishonesty that I’ve ever seen in any media.

Trump’s disapproval rating is the highest of all modern presidents. He’s lied over 7,600 times since inauguration. He repeatedly insults our military officers and intelligence agencies.

Under Trump’s administration, life expectancy dropped while hate crimes and the number of uninsured children increased. His trade policies destroyed agricultural exports, putting American farmers on welfare. He added $2 trillion to the national debt, creating a record high $22 trillion debt.

Trump’s foreign policy allowed ISIS to recoup its strength, gave Afghanistan to the Taliban, and let Iran and North Korea restart nuclear weapons development.

A United Nations investigation confirmed Trump as the world’s “worst perpetrator of fake news.”

Gerson’s editorial was a refreshing break from Marc Thiessen’s racist pro-Trump ramblings that appear in the Spokesman. I hope the Spokesman runs more Gerson and less Thiessen in future issues.

A big “Thank You” to the Spokesman for being the best newspaper in the Pacific Northwest.

Paul Oman

Clarkston, Wash.


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