Dear Senator Toomey:And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.
It's me, again. Your constituent who also writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."
This past week at a campaign rally in Florida, Donald Trump said this:
We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden.We all know by now that nothing happened in Sweden - nothing. Donald Trump said, publicly something that was demonstrably untrue. (When pushed, he tweeted that he was reacting to a story he'd seen on Fox news about immigration in that country. Even if that's the case, he still got it wrong as there was no event the previous evening in Sweden).
At his recent news conference, he claimed the largest electoral college victory since Ronald Reagan. Again something demonstrably untrue. And this was not a one-time thing. In mid-December, he falsely claimed a "massive" electoral" victory in the electoral college. Again, it's untrue.
He's said that the murder rate is the highest its been in 47 years - untrue, according to polifact.
He's claimed that there were between 3 and 5 million illegal votes cast in November, again demonstrably untrue.
Here's my question: Doesn't it at all concern you that the leader of the free world (and head of your political party, by the way) has, on numerous occasions, made public statements that are demonstrably untrue? We're not talking about differences of opinion here, there was no immigrant/terrorist incident that night in Sweden, he did not have the highest number of electoral votes since Ronald Reagan, the murder rate is not the highest its been in 47 years and there were not between 3 and 5 million illegal votes cast.
There are only two possibilities. He knows they're not true but he says them anyway (in which case he's lying on a massive scale) or he believes them to be true (in which case he must have a problem comprehending reality).
Doesn't that concern you? And if not, why not?
I look forward to hearing back from you.
February 21, 2017
My SECOND Open Letter To My Senator, Pat Toomey
Posted by Dayvoe
I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today: