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Letter: Trump is gaslighting America

To the Editor:

The term gaslighting is being made popular again because we have a dangerous compulsive pathological liar in the Whitehouse. Gaslighting, the 1944 Movie version of previous Broadway plays starring Ingrid Bergman, is a great analogy of what the so called President is doing to America and especially his cult like followers.

In the Movie, Bergman’s husband would remove paintings, make creepy noises in the attic and gradually dim the gas lanterns all the while denying the painting ever existed, there is no noise coming from the attic and the lights are not getting dimmer.

Only when a Scotland Yard investigator paid a visit and verified the lights where indeed flickering was the truth exposed that her husband was a conman, fraud and liar.

Today, we have a President who lies incessantly, with over 3,000 documented to date, averaging 5.6 lies per day, he blatantly and boldly lies as if fact checkers, investigative journalists, YouTube Videos and our Justice Department, do not exist.

Meanwhile, his state-run media propaganda machine, spearheaded by Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting (Americas Version of Putin’s RT, Sputnik and Pravda disinformation) along with a handful of traitors to their oath of office in Congress defend Trumps lies as if the truth does not matter and an Orwellian alternate reality of alternative facts exists.

Thankfully, we have the honorable Republican Robert Mueller, who once his report is released to the public, like the Scotland Yard Investigator, will expose the conman, fraud and liar to America.

Unfortunately, what is both dangerous and frightening, is that his minority population of sycophantic followers will defend him nonetheless. This will create a constitutional crisis and slide us deeper into a fascist lawless authoritarian state. Much like Putin’s Russia, who are responsible for putting this aberration and Russian asset in the White House.

In November, the majority must elect those willing and able to put checks and balances on this abuse of power. Our cowardly Rep. Randy Hultgren is not one of them. 

Bob Janz

McHenry

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