Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
To a serial liar like Trump, it doesn’t faze him if he is constantly fact-checked and proven to be a flat out liar time and time again,(5k lies in less than 2 years), so it is with our own Trump Parrot, Frank Aquila. I refer to his reply to my constant debunking of his constant Trump lies and his repeating of proven completely false Right Wing conspiracy theories (“No Baca, Obama didn’t build that”) on Sept 13.
In his latest Trump impersonation, Aquila repeats Trump lies such as:
1. “ (Trump)… renegotiating NAFTA”. Wrong! NAFTA has not been renegotiated.
2. “North Korea has agreed to dismantle their nuclear weapons”. Wrong! There is no such treaty and in fact it has been reported that North Korea has been building even more nuclear weapons and hiding them.
3. “...Trump built energy independence through oil and coal exploration..”. Wrong! In 2017, the United States imported approximately 10.1 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of petroleum from about 84 countries. Petroleum includes crude oil, natural gas plant liquids, liquefied refinery gases, refined petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, and biofuels including ethanol and biodiesel. About 79% of gross petroleum imports were crude oil.
These are just 3 blatant Trump lies...shamelessly repeated in Aquila’s letter. I fully expect Aquila to repeat the most recent and most shameless Trump lie of the week (I say than because it is only Friday and we have a whole day left to be subjected to Trump’s 5AM Tweets), in that Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria was an unprecedented Trump success and those 2,975 deaths in the wake of Maria was really only 6 to 18 and Democrats inflated the number to “make Trump look bad”. Or maybe Aquila will justify Trump’s refusal to fly the WH flag at half-staff to honor America’s hero, John McCain. Aquila has already doubled down on Trump’s claim that search engines, such as Google are biased against Trump so no need to verify what he says, right?
Aquila suggests that I should have waited a day before I mentioned that the Muller Trump/Russia investigation is not over and Aquila should wait before claiming victory. Why? Because the Republican SIC Chairman said back in September, he had not seen any evidence of Russian collusion. Really Frank? That’s why I should have waited? Well maybe you might have been well served to wait a day or so yourself because today, Paul Manafort has decided to turn States Evidence and fully cooperate with Special Console Muller. Yeah, I’m sure Aquila, like Trump will claim Manafort only served as Trump’s Campaign Chairman for six months so what could have come out of that in such a short time period, right? That’s like Trump saying he only had a short 6 month extramarital affair and so what harm could that be, right? Oh, wait Trump did have a short extramarital affair (Among others) that so far has cost him $130k and has been named as an un-indicted co-conspirer by his own personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Get another popcorn refill folks. Trump’s Clown Car is losing clowns at every turn.