Monroe Times: Letter to the Editor: Only Fake News We Have is Donald Trump

The following is an article I had published in my local paper, The Monroe Times, on February 27, 2017 in their “Letters to the Editor” column on page A4 titled “Letter to the Editor: Only Fake News We have is Donald Trump” and I quote:

“Letter to the editor: Only fake news we have is Donald Trump”

From LaVern F. Isely


To the editor:

President Donald Trump is somewhat right about fake news but not much. Most all the fake news is coming from Trump and his loyal follower, Rush Limbaugh, who both hate to pay their fair share of federal income tax. The fake news, for example, coming from Trump is “I’m smarter than all the generals,” as well as the fact that he doesn’t respect the CIA and the FBI.

Trump also doesn’t have respect for public education or science because he doesn’t believe in global warming. He also doesn’t believe in our election system. He thinks the system is rigged because he didn’t win the popular vote. As for our Wall Street bankers, he thinks they have too many regulations on them so he’s going to get rid of the Dodd-Frank Bill.

Social Security is one of the few services in our government that is working like it’s supposed to, considering the amount of personnel the Republican-controlled Congress will authorize. Now the Republicans think they should put the Social Security money in the stock market, while Democrats say the money should stay where it’s at. I feel the same because they must be doing a great job because both political parties, Republicans and Democrats, are borrowing money from it, which they are supposed to repay and I’m not too sure they are going to do that. Each political party must explain how they are going to repay this money. I feel the one that does the best job of explaining how they are going to do it should run the government.

Social media is doing a great job of reporting the news accurately, starting with the Center for Media and Democracy, Daily Kos, Common Dreams, Facebook, Bloomberg, Nation of Change, Raw Story, Truthout,, Alternet, the Progressive Populist and others. Even Fox News, which had been leaning toward Trump, is starting to question him, the first one being Megyn Kelly, who Trump finally viciously exploded on.

I wonder what he’s going to do with Chris Wallace when he questioned Reince Priebus, which I picked up on Raw Story written by Tom Boggioni on Feb. 19, titled “”That’s What They Have in Dictatorships’: Chris Wallace Rips Priebus for Wanting a “State-Run Media.'”

Some Republicans, like Sen. John McCain, are concerned how Trump is going to protect NATO against Russia. Trump changes his views from day to day.”

(I listened to Pres Donald Trump’s first address to Congress and it did not necessarily impress me, particularly his critical comments about Pres Obama’s 8 years in office saying the economy didn’t grow as well under Democrat Pres Obama than the other presidents. He failed to mention that the unemployment rate is down to 4.8% and if Pres Trump doesn’t improve on that, then HE WILL BE THE FAILURE. Also the fact that when Pres Obama took over from Bush-Cheney, there was a financial banking crisis which caused a slow turnaround in the economy because of the severe problems the unregulated big investment banks and Wall Street had. The Democrats passed the Dodd-Frank Bill which helped but now Pres Trump wants to get rid of it which will cause a bigger problem down the road.

LaVern Isely, Progressive, Overtaxed, Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen Member and USAF Veteran


About tim074

I'm a retired dairy farmer that was a member of the National Farmer's Organization (NFO). Before going farming, I spent 4 years in the United States Air Force where I saved up enough money to get my down payment to go farming. I also enjoy writing and reading biographies and I write about myself as well as articles and excerpts I find interesting. I'm specifically interested in finances, particularly in the banking industry because if it wasn't for help from my local Community Bank, I never could have started farming which I was successful at. So, I'm real interested in the Small Business Administration and I know they are the ones creating jobs. I have been a member of Common Cause and am now a member of Public Citizen as well as AARP. I have, in the past, written over 150 articles on the Obama Blog ( and I'd like to tie these two sites together. I'm also on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook and find these outlets terrifically interesting particularly what many of these people did concerning the uprising in the Arab world. I believe this is a smaller world than we think it is and my goal is to try to bring people together to live in peace because management needs labor like labor needs management. Up to now, that hasn't been so easy to find.
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