The truth of Trump is worse than an incorrect quote

I read with interest Clive Pinder’s letter in Sept. 7 edition of the Sun (“We’re entitled to our opinions, not our own facts”). According to The Hill, CNN.com, Politico, and PBS, Trump’s Truth Social response (Dec. 5, 2022) to losing the 2020 election was to state in all caps: “MASSIVE AND WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND DECEPTION” and claim that there were only two options: either to throw out the 2020 presidential election results and declare him the winner, or have a new election. 

He then went a step further writing, “A massive fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone False and Fraudulent Elections!” 

He followed up with, “UNPRECEDENTED FRAUD REQUIRES UNPRECEDENTED CURE!” 

Or perhaps as stated by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, if this is allowed to stand, the next election will be settled with bullets, not ballots. 

As our nation discovered on Jan. 6, 2021, words have consequences, and those kinds of words can result in great cost. With freedom comes great responsibility. 

Greg Klein
Santa Maria

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