Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

Posted 1/17/18

To the editor:

I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she …

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Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

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To the editor:

I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she listed has a blind spot and can't give Trump any credit. Yet I believe I am pretty objective.

Can you tell us to which of the statements an objective person would agree?

She already said that I wasn't supposed to agree with the Kim Jong-un bigger button taunt. Surely it's not the tired old Hillary bash. She can't think I would agree with the Access Hollywood vulgarity. Surely not the fable that the tax bill will help working families. Not the retweeting of the Britain First vids (he did retweet them). Not the presidential vote math lies. Not the fiction that Ford is keeping jobs in the US because of Trump (They're sending jobs to Mexico and China). Certainly not that he's draining the swamp! 

I looked through the rest of the paper and couldn't find the answer key. (Crosswords and other puzzles in newspapers and magazines usually provide them.) So, please help me out. Is there really something Trump has done that I'm supposed to agree with?

Sincerely,

Tim Mize

Barrington

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