Letter: Here are some of Trump’s lies, but where are his promises kept?

In answer to Mr. Thorson’s letter asking where is the list of lies by President Trump, here are a few big ones:

Trump said he would get rid of Obamacare and replace it with a better plan in two weeks. Well, he had two years to do it; he couldn’t even get a plan his own party could support.

Trump said elect him and a border wall would be put up and Mexico would pay for it. Where is it?

Trump said he would balance the budget. Check the deficit. What happened?

Trump said he would renew the coal industry. In the last two weeks I saw on the news two major coa1 companies have filed for bankruptcy.

As for the rest of his lies, I don’t keep that close track, but I just had the news on and in 60 seconds the press said that’s a false statement three times. At that rate, it doesn’t take long to hit 9,000. All I have to do is watch news on major networks and they count his lies. Thank goodness for the press.

As for Obamacare, at least Obama admitted it wouldn’t be perfect. Some things don’t work out when you implement them and he said we would need to adjust them. There was absolutely no help from Trump’s party.

I love the fact that you said that we should base discussion on facts because I can tell by your letter you don’t. You said Obama promised to cut the deficit in half in four years and, well guess what, he did. I challenge Mr. Thorson to look it up and write the results. Back in 2009 when Obama took office, the deficit was $1.4 trillion. In 2013, the deficit was $679 billion. You can find this on page 66 of the 2019 World Almanac or ask a smartphone. I guess when you say he doubled the national debt you are right. If you want to know why, look up the deficit for 2001, the year Bush took office. You won’t find one            because it was a surplus of $128 billion. Bush left with a $1.4 trillion deficit, page 66 of the 2019 almanac.           

On Bill Clinton, my letter didn’t say he didn’t lie; it said he was impeached on lying, meaning we held him accountable. What have we held Trump accountable for? As for how the two treated women, I never saw Clinton publicly brag about being so important he could grab any women any place. Then Trump pays them off or gets them to sign disclosure agreements. To me, that should be illegal. That gives rich people the right to shut people up by payoffs.        

Then Roger from LeRoy chimes in to defend Trump; looks like he would defend him if he shot someone; kind of what Trump said wasn’t it?

Roger says wages went down under Obama; that statement alone would be true, but what he doesn’t tell is the wages started going down right after Clinton left office and turned back upwards in 2013.

Roger seems to have a short memory so I will remind him of some facts: Obama lowered unemployment to 4.7, cut deficits in half, rose the stock market by 13,427 points, had lowest gas prices in 12 years, had 72 months of job growth and left with 60 percent job approval. He is now ranked as the No. 12 president, according to a chart on page 506 of the almanac. Let me know when Trump has accomplished this.

A little insertion by Max Boot of the Washington Post: It’s now clear that Trump has committed more criminal and unconstitutional conduct than any previous president in U.S. history. He gladly accepted and publicly asked for Russia’s campaign help, broke campaign laws by paying off mistresses, corruptly pocketed millions of foreign dollars as president through his hotels and businesses.

Did anyone notice in Mr. Thorson’s letter, he tells us that Trump kept more promises than any president since Ronald Reagan, but he never listed one?

Wayne Stephas

Chatfield