Editor,

Mr. Aberletain’s letter in the Sept. 12 Journal Tribune claims that President Trump attacked Mark Sanford during his rally in North Carolina on Sept. 9. Furthermore, he claims that the audience “actually cheered Trump on when he attacked Sanford for infidelity.”

I did not watch the rally live on Monday night, but I found the transcript online:      https://www.rev.com/blog/donald-trump-north-carolina-rally-transcript-in-fayetteville-nc-september-9-2019

Perhaps my eyesight is failing, but I could not find one mention of Mark Sanford.  Am I missing something?  Is this transcript inaccurate? Please correct me if I’m mistaken.

I also searched the internet in vain for evidence of Sanford’s name being mentioned at the rally. Nothing found. Not even on CNN.

It appears that Mr. Aberletain did not actually watch the rally on television after all.  He just “made it up”….fake news.
Rufus T. Firefly
Biddeford
Editor’s Note: Here is Trump’s comment made by tweet prior to the rally: ““When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over. It was, but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent.”