It is time to realize what we are seeing from Donald Trump is an attack on our democracy, Sen. Jeff Flake said recently. He stood in the Senate, and he rebuked the president for his attacks on the truth.

To his colleagues he said, “No longer can we turn a blind eye or deaf ear to Trump’s assaults on our institutions.” Flake then compared Trump's attacks on the news media to the rhetoric of the late Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. Flake then said these frightening words that must be heard, “Without truth…our democracy will not last.”

We are living so much with Trump’s words. We have normalized living in an abnormal situation created by Trump. He tells a lie or two or three every day. One of his favorite sayings is “fake news.” This is a lie, but if a person in authority repeats a lie time and time again, it becomes believable. Two of Trump’s favorite words are “Believe me...”

Let’s take his most recent vulgar words “s---hole” to describe Africa. He said it in the morning at a meeting of a dozen people, and by afternoon he denied that he said it. That is not unusual for Trump. If anyone should be attacked for not telling the truth, it’s Trump. He lives on a daily diet of lies.

We have a government of checks and balances. Congress must be a check on President Trump now and impeach him. He is truly unfit for the presidency and dangerously so.


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