Comparing Trump to Pinocchio

To the editor;

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Coney has admitted to lying to a group of politicians – the Congress and as the President says of Coney, ‘He’s got himself a big prison sentence.’ What about the reverse, politicians who lie to the people?

There are a number of previous cases where politicians, even presidents, have been accused of lying, President Clinton stated, ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.’ for which he faced impeachment although this did not eventuate. President George W. Bush stated in relation to the difficulties in Iraq, ‘Mission Accomplished’ although history has seen it in a different light.

It is easy to suggest that politicians lie and the Washington Post website states that ‘President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days’. The Presidential term of four years suggests that this would lead to about 11,000 or 22,000 ‘false or misleading claims’ over eight years if re-elected.

Based on this information, if this was Pinocchio then his nose would reach to Mexico and beyond, straight through that yet to be built wall.

Let those that lead us, lead us in the truth.

Regards,

Dennis Fitzgerald

Melbourne, Australia

Just Posted

If you have N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee do not drink it

Interior Health advises N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill Coffee has been recalled

Ground breaks on new hotel project

The Best Western will add 72 new rooms for visitors

An armload of cute!

Spring is here and so are the animals

Spring has arrived!

The first day of Spring arrived today, Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 2:58 p.m.

Library fun for all ages

The Thompson Nicola Regional District Library in Barriere is offering a number… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read