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The letter to the editor (today on this page) by Marian Keller of Glendive is laced with hypocrisy, evident with the very first word, "celebrities."

Fact: For 15 years, Trump hosted NBC's "Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice."

Fact: The Access Hollywood tape, published on Oct. 7, 2016, showed Trump bragging of his celebrity to Billy Bush, exclaiming, "When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything" (to women).

For many, that was the sad, pivotal moment that finished defining who he really is. As Christians, we learn that our words relay who we really are. Do celebrities, athletes, millennials, etc., just shut their brains off, follow the bouncing crazy orange ball wherever it goes, no matter what? No questions asked? Set all morality aside? We're all citizens first.

Another comment in Keller's recent letter reads: "We as Americans do not need counsel from those who are paid millions by fans to be entertained and who spend most of their adult lives pretending to be someone they are not." Trump says he's a billionaire. Again, Keller is conveniently leaving out facts.

His "drain the swamp" promise? Facts: His cabinet picks include Goldman Sachs' Steven Mnuchin, Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos, Linda McMahon, Wilbur Ross and Andrew Puzder are all extremely wealthy "elites."

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Kudos to The Washington Post for connecting the dots on the Russian hacking and other MSM news outlets, working hard to report facts so we can make informed decisions. I remember Watergate and Vietnam. We now have findings from the American intel community on Russia and the horrifying consequences of the hacking. I remember a few years ago another president who failed to appreciate the warnings of the intel briefing in August 2001, and then came Sept. 11, 2001.

Country first, not political party.

— Ellen Bradley Mills, Billings

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