It is discouraging to see the all the nasty campaign rhetoric at the national level from political candidates and some of the media. It seems to be very hard to have a rational, reasonable discussion of issues. Instead we get never ending name calling. Too many people, if they are losing the debate on the issues, resort to name calling.

State Senator Julian Garrett

State Senator Julian Garrett

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Michael R May

Is this a joke?



Specifically, Senator Garrett, begins by stating, "It is discouraging to see the all the nasty campaign rhetoric at the national level from political candidates and some of the media. " Rhetoric from "candidates" and "some of the media", but no mention or condemnation of toxic Trump tweets?







Senator Garret, let’s fill the fact omission in your essay by considering just one category of toxic Trump rhetoric -- Trump attacks on decorated combat veterans of the United States.



Consider just the past 6 months. Decorated U. S. Marine Corps General Mattis resigned after the daily humiliation of being ignored when Trump abruptly tweeted withdrawal of American troops from Syria. Consider the Navy Seal who led the raid on Osama Bin Laden who disagreed with Trump and received a Trump tweet saying the mission took "too long". Robert Mueller won a Bronze Star in combat as a U. S. Marine Corps officer and is daily attacked for treason by Trump claiming Mueller is leading a “coup". Lastly, there is the ongoing attack on decorated combat veteran John McCain who is dead yet still is attacked by Trump. In one video Trump suggests McCain is in H ***. There is also the national disgrace of Trump asking the U. S. S. John McCain be kept out of the Trump's sight.







Yes, it is true that rhetoric needs be toned down by all, but the one in need of toning down is the Tweeter in Chief and that will never happen until the likes of Senator Garret man up to the hateful rhetoric daily spewing from the Tweeter in Chief.





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