Letter: OK Trump supporters, who you gonna believe?


2016: Trump claims in campaign speeches he is going to build a wall. A big beautiful wall. And Mexico will pay for it. Rally after rally Trump asks his audience “what are we gonna build?” “A wall!” they shout. “Who’s gonna pay for it?” “Mexico!” they parrot back.

2017: Despite Republicans holding majorities in both houses and the White House there has been no funding for Trump’s wall. The wall Mexico was supposed to pay for. Trump’s party can’t find the votes.

2018 December 11: Trump tells Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi he would be proud to shut down the government over funding for the wall (that Mexico was supposed to pay for). He told the leaders that he will own it, and he wouldn’t blame Democrats.

2018 December 19: Democrats and Republicans agree on a stop gap funding bill that does not include $5 billion for a wall (that Mexico was supposed to pay for). Majority whip John Cornyn indicated Trump would sign the bill with a willingness to soften his stance on shutting down the government.

2018 December 19: Ann Coulter called Trump “gutless”; Rush Limbaugh said Trump” got nothing and the Democrats got everything, including the House”.

2018 December 20: Speaker Paul Ryan announces Trump will not sign the stop-gap spending bill passed by both the House and the Senate, and Trump shuts down the government. Trump blames Democrats for the shutdown.

So, Trump supporters, if you were listening to any of the mainstream TV stations you would have heard all the above unfolding right in front of you. If you only watch Hannity or Coulter or Limbaugh, not so much. Donald Trump wants to ask you one big question: “Who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ ears?”

Bob Burke

Lake Montezuma


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1verdevista@gmail.com 2 months, 4 weeks ago

We want to say “thank you” Bob Burke for his letter to the editor on January 25, 2019 titled “OK Trump supporters, who you gonna believe?” PLEASE REMEMBER: “A man is only as good as his word” “Mexico will pay for the wall”

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Steve_C 2 months, 4 weeks ago

It appears that Mr. Burke's point is that Trump has not kept his promises. I don't find it that alarming myself. It's like the old saying, "How do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving." Or in the case of Nancy Pelosi, "her." Or that old chestnut "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." So he has "proven" that Trump behaves like most politicians. Yawn.


1verdevista@gmail.com 2 months, 3 weeks ago

What Steve_C fails to mention is that Trump IS NOT A POLITICIAN, BUT A BUSINESSMAN. Part of his platform in the Primaries was that his was a new type of candidate: A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND NOT A POLITICIAN! I don't know about Steve C, but I expect the businessmen I do business with to be honest and keep their word; if not I never do business with them again.