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Mike Barnhill

Ashland

Dear Editor:

The mystery of how Donald Trump became president of the United States can perhaps be explained. The various investigations into his Trump business practices has shown Trump's more than willingness and even eagerness to misinterpret facts. No matter whether the facts deal with reporting income of his various business enterprises or his own personal battles with anyone who challenges him, Donald Trump is the "King of Misinformation."

There actually is no mystery to Trump's continual use of misinformation. One only has to look at his outrageous statements that President Barrack Obama was born in Kenya, a country in East Africa, rather than Obama's truthful birthplace of Hawaii in the U.S.

It seems strange to me that anyone running for political office, especially that of president of the United States, could ever be qualified without first investigating his past exploits.

I suppose the people more familiar with Donald's shady business practices attempted to tell the public. It seems the public has turned off reliable news sources for shows similar to "The Apprentice" and only one view of politics like Fox News.

Try to imagine a small town hiring a new mayor or city manager without first reviewing what their accomplishments were in their previous jobs. That seems to have happened with Donald Trump with his boastful net worth figures and a successful TV program.

It appears that experience in politics means little these days and those with the loudest boasts of how they're going to clean up politics are elected.

There seems to be no answer to the general public's mistrust of government actions, government officials or even government-provided free life-saving COVID-19 shot protection. We all (including myself) have been misled by news that was either misinformation or hyped to create false conclusions.

So what do we do to find the truth in politics? One thing is certain and beyond debate and that is "don't rely" on just one source of information. Read more and listen less to TV news sources.

As it's been repeated many times before, "there are two sides to every story."

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