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There Was, However, a Curious Reply to the McCarthy Op-ed

December 5, 2019 --

On November 22, the day after the Daniel McCarthy op-ed was published in The New York Times, the paper published two letters in reply that chided McCarthy and damned the president. One letter, from Daniel Fisher, of Bozeman, Montana, included this sentence: "So Mr. McCarthy is right when he says that, for Mr. Trump, 'the personal is political.'"   

Now the McCarthy op-ed contained this question, at the end of the lead paragraph: "But has [President Trump] used that power [of his office] for personal gain?" Nowhere in the op-ed did  McCarthy write that, as to the president, '''the personal is political.'" 

Apparently, not only do Democrats assume President Trump is guilty; they fabricate quotes with which to smear him.