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White House lies and lies and lies

The parade of lies continues. President Donald Trump raised the art of urban legend to an art form with his one-man birther movement campaign against former President Barack Obama. Now that he is president of the greatest nation in the world, it is high time to start respecting the office and acting in a manner that doesn't embarrass the people he is representing. It is one thing for him to lie, but continually sending out surrogates with this fake news is not becoming to the country, the people he is sending out or the president himself ("Flynn's resignation proves some Washington rules to apply to Trump," Feb. 14).

Kellyanne Conway never appealed to me as a legitimate representative. Like a duck out of water, people who lie all have tells. Ms. Conway's is that she talks faster and faster and rapidly repeats the lie over and over again getting louder each time. When she is finally cornered in her lie, she switches to another topic altogether — often just as untrue.

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In the case of a legitimate newsman, it is a bit different as their job is to get to the truth and their reputation depends on it. Sean Spicer knows he is a newsman first but obviously has the desire to be in the position of power. Unfortunately, he will now be known as the boob who lied regularly to support his boss and not for any terrific journalistic talent. He is the direct opposite of the late great Tony Snow.

The newest member in this cast of liars appeared on stage for the first time Sunday. Stephen Miller, a White House counsel, appeared on all of the Sunday talk shows. He came out stone-faced and catatonic like someone directly out of the movie, "The Manchurian Candidate." He stated his case for the President Trump's legal right to restrict people from coming to this country very nicely. Then, in the most bizarre of fashions, he shifted into this urban legend about busloads of people coming into New Hampshire to illegally vote. This is not a new lie and has been investigated and proven false time and time again.

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I think it is high time the press turned the tables on the White House and refused to let these people use their airwaves to spread lies. If you allow them to continue this, you are contributing to mass indoctrination into a cult. Certainly, if they were to add sugary drinks and sleep deprivation to the formula they could get the entire country to obey their every wish!

Steven Davidson, New Windsor

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