Responding to a White House “1600 Daily” Email

May 16, 2017

Dear Mr. Trump,

As responsible citizens pray and patiently wait for your impeachment, I am pressed to respond to your recent “1600 Daily” email, which I received because I asked to be fed these White House loony-tune missives when I posted letters to you. Your most recent “1600 daily” makes claims about what the press has allegedly said that are patently misleading.

First, you quoted The Hill as stating that “Trump visited the U.S. Capitol earlier Monday to pay tribute to all law enforcement officers and gave remarks at an event held on the west lawn of the building.” – (emphasis in original). The Hill did note your visit and remarks, but the quoted statement does not appear in the article you cited, and The Hill certainly did not emphasize anything. These are not The Hill’s remarks and emphasis, but your own. Talk about “fake news.”

Second, you quote Real Clear Politics as stating: “Congress has taken the first step to keep our promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. But we can’t stop now. We’re not done working to save our constituents from this disastrous law and give doctors and patients – not government – control over health care decisions.” – However, these were not the remarks of Real Clear Politics, as you suggested, but those of Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), writing an opinion piece, not a piece of political reporting.

Third, you quote Reuters, again adding your own emphasis. “A private gauge of U.S. home builder sentiment unexpectedly rose in May to its second strongest level since the housing bust nearly a decade ago, as the existing supply of homes remained tight. “ Yes, Reuters did write this, but said nothing whatsoever to imply that this positive sign had anything to do with your presidency.

Does your attempt to deceive the American public never end? How stupid do you think we are?

Very truly yours,

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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