A Letter to President Trump About Lying

Dear President Trump,

There’s a proverb you’ve probably heard of: “Monkey see, monkey do.” How does this apply to you? Well, sir, when the people you bring into your administration see how you lie, they lie as well. When your close friend Jeff Sessions lies to Congress about not having contacts with the Russians during the campaign, is he not just emulating your own example? Is this lie not on par with your Birther accusations and your swearing that you personally saw thousands of American Muslims celebrating on 9-11 and countless other lies that you have told?

You should demand Sessions’s resignation immediately. You should not tolerate anyone in your administration who lies to Congress, regardless of the rank they now hold. But, of all the people caught in a lie, the top law enforcement officer of the federal government is the one whose lies will do the most damage. The American people need to believe that those who enforce the law are honest. You say it’s important for people here to obey the law, so how can the Attorney General commit perjury and gets away with it?

And, Mr. President, while you are removing him from office, look to your own lies as well. Start to think about the contagious effect of a president’s lying. Decide yourself to stop the poison of lies that have spread from you through the rest of the country.

Yours in prayers for truth,

Bruce J. Berger



About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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