Trump’s opposition is the truth and facts

In the Jan. 28 Herald, a sidebar in Section A stated that Trump called the media the “opposition.” Trump’s opposition is not the media, but truth, facts and education. I believe that Trump and his administration are incapable of recognizing the truth, and as such, incapable of telling the truth. Trump and his administration are not providing “alternative facts,” but simply lying to the entire world.

In the same edition of The Herald, there was another article about the GOP’s consternation regarding the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The article states that Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y., warned against using the repeal of the ACA to also defund Planned Parenthood. He stated the following:

“We are just walking into a gigantic trap if we go down this path of sticking Planned Parenthood in the health insurance bill. If you want to do it somewhere else, I have no problem, but I think we are creating a political minefield for ourselves – House and Senate.”

This statement by Rep. Faso seems to indicate that the Republicans are concerned more with their own political careers with little regard for the good of those they are supposed to represent. The Republicans have had six years to propose an improved ACA, but have yet to produce any tangible alternative — better or worse. The truth is that they do not have an alternative and will, likely, not be able to develop a better plan. I have no doubt that they will propose an alternative plan at some point, but I suspect that those who rely on the ACA for their health insurance are going to be sorely disappointed.

Bob Stuart


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