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Who is the world class liar?

I appreciate your coverage of Donald Trump's latest speech ("Trump: she's a world class liar," June 23), in which you very appropriately inform the reader which of Mr. Trump's facts were either outright lies or were unsubstantiated.

For too long, journalists simply reported on a candidate's statements or speeches without pointing out where the speaker veered sharply away from the truth. Given the particularly ugly campaign we are witnessing these days, it is important that your readers be given a critical analysis of statements made.

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According to Politifact, an independent and non-partisan fact checking service, a record breaking 77 percent of Mr. Trump's statements to date have been false. The record for Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is 27 percent — or about the same as for Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in their presidential campaigns.

I guess all politicians are prone to occasionally stretch the truth, but apparently, Mr. Trump is in a league by himself. It's ironic that in his speech, he called Secretary Clinton a world class liar when it is he who seems to hold the world record.

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Jack Kinstlinger, Towson


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