Trump won’t be ‘Ar­benz’ed

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - CHRISTO­PHER CUNDALL Po­tomac Falls, Vir­ginia

Af­ter read­ing an­other fas­ci­nat­ing ar­ti­cle by Wes­ley Pru­den re­gard­ing the me­dia’s ob­ses­sive de­sire to van­quish Don­ald Trump by whatever means nec­es­sary, I was re­minded of one Col. Ja­cobo Ar­benz Guz­man, erst­while pres­i­dent of Gu­atemala, who be­came a for­lorn vic­tim of the me­dia (“When a pres­i­den­tial race rages out of con­trol,” Web, Aug. 11).

Con­vinced that then Pres­i­dent Ar­benz was an ex­treme left­ist, in 1954 the U.S. govern­ment and the CIA cranked up a pi­rate ra­dio sta­tion — and for one week that June broad­cast that the na­tional mil­i­tary was go­ing to over­throw Ar­benz.

They also broad­cast that the pres­i­dent’s his loyal forces had sur­ren­dered their weapons, U.S. forces were on their way, and that the peo­ple’s sup­port had van­ished.

The re­sult: Ar­benz re­signed and fled Gu­atemala within seven days, hav­ing no idea that none of those state­ments had been true.

The old Amer­i­can me­dia is try­ing to ‘Ar­benz’ The Don­ald. It is throw­ing the ver­i­ta­ble sink his way, pre­var­i­ca­tions, ex­ag­ger­a­tions and more.

The Don­ald is most as­suredly not a coward, and nei­ther he nor his sup­port­ers will cede to the hy­per­bolic me­dia’s machi­na­tions or dreams of his most as­sured de­feat. The Don­ald is not poor Ja­cobo Ar­benz.

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