Las Vegas Sun

June 23, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Trump caught in another lie

Our liar-in-chief continues to dazzle and amaze his minions. What one sees in the news “Trump promotes hiring military spouses” was simply another hollow photo op and a platform by which he could dazzle the uniformed.

Embedded within President Donald Trump’s Mother’s Day event, he bragged that the military was getting $700 billion this year and $716 billion next year. Then, as is his norm, he could not resist saying our military personnel were getting a raise for “the first time in 10 years.” Liar, liar, pants on fire.

While not always large, our military has received annual increases. Trump never mentions the merits of simply adding money to the military budget unless he thinks it will garner votes. It is unlikely he knows any details of how, why or where tax dollars are going or benefiting average Americans. This is the kind of governance we get when we don’t pay close attention to those who would govern us. ?