Editor:

This man has been “trumpeting” about his accomplishments at the VA for our war heroes. Trump claims he got medical choice approved for vets. An article, written by Hope Yen for the AP, states that the claim is false. President Obama got this approved in 2014. Trump’s claim that vets no longer have wait times is also false. Some provisions have been stopped and some outside wait times are longer. Why is this man “trumpeting” about false accomplishments?

The VA still has problems that are systemic and are still prevalent. Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs is mixed up in yet another scandal and has been accused of promoting a culture of systemic racism and insensitive remarks. Also, of concern is a culture of retaliation against whistleblowers. Suicide rates among vets have not been reduced. And the list goes on and on.

Add to this the fact that almost 500 national security experts (including over 20 four-star generals) endorsed Joe Biden. These experts do their best to keep politics out of the job. The effort is a bipartisan one and is being conducted because of “fear” for our country. These patriots do not like being called “losers” and “suckers.”

These accusations are not much different from his statements about John McCain. Cindy McCain has come out in support of Joe Biden for many of the same reasons cited by these almost 500 experts. Why? Trump is not capable of handling the enormous responsibilities of the office of president of the United States. Trump is the worst narcissist in the history of our country, and only does what is best for Trump!

Thank God for The Lincoln Project, comprised of longtime Republicans, who are working so hard to unveil Trump’s lies! Add the complete mishandling of this terrible pandemic to the lies listed above and you have a recipe for disaster. That so-called debate (on Tuesday) featured “one liar” (Trump) and “one leader” (Biden).

Virginia Sparks, Payson

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(9) comments

Virginia Sparks

Wrong again, Jack. I have DTS, Dump Trump Syndrome and proud of it. Bye!

Jack Handy

Perhaps on your next "final" response, you might list those accomplishments Biden has from almost 50 years in government. I suppose you could put building his own private fortune on the backs of taxpayers in there. See? I just gave you one. He hasn't been able to do that much yet. Still running on Orange Man Bad, not his accomplishments. Great candidate to give President Trump 4 more years.

Jack

Virginia Sparks

Final response, Jack! Biden did: cover sessions of Obama's cabinet; led the fight for raising living standards for us; fight to reduce gun violence; fight to reduce violence against women; fight to end cancer; became an influential democratic surrogate in 2018; receive honors his grasp of world issues and diplomacy; led the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas as head of Judiciary Committee; gained the support of nearly 100 GOP and Independent officials; put a huge focus on climate change; hasn't always gotten things right but is not afraid to admit mistakes; was one of the youngest senators ever elected; and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

More importantly to me Biden did not: become a narcissist; say the pandemic was a hoax; ignore science; pass policies that hurt our planet and contribute to climate change; coddle dictators like Putin, Chi and Kim Jong Un; abandon our allies; allow 200,000 Americans to die following a policy Ex- CDC Director called "a colossal Failure"; mock mask wearing; take credit for accomplishments of others; lie to the American people; foment hate; call members of hate groups "good people"; hold a super spreader at the White House or any other large gathering; threaten to withhold new Pandemic aid for political reasons; or contribute to Wayne LaPierre's fortune! This list goes on and on!

Jack Handy

Way to tie it all back to President Trump. TDS is real.

Jack

Jack Handy

Virginia,

The debate had President Trump talking about what he has done and what he's going to do in the next 4 years, while Biden talked about not liking President Trump. After nearly half a century in government Biden can't run on his accomplishments. Certainly he doesn't want to list the 1994 Crime Bill, which promoted systemic racism, as one of his major accomplishments. It appears that the only thing Biden has accomplished in all of this time is getting himself and his family rich.

Jack

Virginia Sparks

And the only thing Trump has done , by hi sown admission is to lose money!

Virginia Sparks

Jack Handy

Yes, you got me there. His net worth has taken a hit while he has been in office working without taking a paycheck.

There are a long list of accomplishments that have all been fact checked, including being nominated for a couple of Nobel Peace Prizes for his recent work in the Middle East. He got more accomplished there in a few years than has been done in several decades.

What has Biden done in almost 5 decades, including 8 as VP? I can wait.

Jack

Virginia Sparks

He has acted civilly and like a leader. He is a good and thoughtful man! No one can say that about Trump! He still refuses to inform our citizens factually about this Pandemic. Do you think any of "us" would get medical treatment anywhere close to what he got? He's immune? Then he should donate his plasma to help others! Won't happen--he's a narcissist! I'm done now so ! hope people vote wisely and well only once, contrary to Trump's illegal advice!

Jack Handy

So, he's been a good and thoughtful man for almost 50 years.

How about anything tangible? I mean, besides the '94 crime bill that targeted the black community above others? He did speak at Robert Byrd's funeral. That has to count for something, right? Being close with an exalted cyclops of the KKK is a resume builder.

Again, he's still running on Trump bad, which is what your response consisted of. President Trump is running on actual accomplishments. See the difference?

Jack

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