Both can­di­dates have truth aver­sion

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - DON­ALD MOSKOWITZ Lon­don­derry, New Hamp­shire

We know that many politi­cians make prom­ises they can­not keep and they typ­i­cally use ma­nip­u­la­tive and am­bigu­ous lan­guage to hide their true ideas and feel­ings. They hope the pub­lic will for­get their false state­ments.

How­ever, Don­ald Trump and Hil­lary Clin­ton might hold the record for the most lies con­veyed to the pub­lic dur­ing a campaign for pres­i­dent. Ap­prox­i­mately 29 per­cent of Clin­ton’s state­ments have been ei­ther mostly false, false or “Pants on Fire”-level false, in the words of Poli­ti­fact. Trump fared even worse. Ap­prox­i­mately 71 per­cent of his state­ments were ei­ther mostly false, false or “Pants on Fire.”

Trump can­not be trusted when he says he will bring jobs back to Amer­ica. He has out­sourced jobs to China, Hong Kong, Viet­nam, In­done­sia, Bangladesh and Mex­ico. He em­ploys many for­eign work­ers.

Un­for­tu­nately, Gary John­son, the Lib­er­tar­ian can­di­date for pres­i­dent, has made two sig­nif­i­cant gaffes in re­cent in­ter­views, and he ap­pears to lack knowl­edge of world af­fairs.

We can’t trust Clin­ton or Trump to tell the truth. I am writ­ing in my­self for pres­i­dent.

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