Newtown Officials Ask President Trump to Discredit Radio Talk Show Host
The story began last November, when the daughter of slain Principal, Dawn Hochsprung, from Sandy Hook Elementary sent a letter to President Donald Trump.
According to USA Today, back in November of 2016, Dawn Hochsprung's daughter, Erica Lafferty, mailed off a letter to President elect Trump asking him to disavow his friendship to Texas radio talk show host, Alex Jones, who is one of the most outspoken proponents of the "Sandy Hook Hoax" theory.
Fast forward to today (Jan. 25), where the NewsTimes reports that Newtown's Board of Selectmen have also officially asked President Trump to cut ties with truther, Alex Jones. Newtown officials have asked Trump:
We are asking you, as the new President, to help in putting a stop to these horrific lies and demonization of the adults who so bravely protected our children and died doing so.
The NewsTimes article goes on to day that in letter, Newtown officials implore Trump to:
- Acknowledge that the 26 victims were in fact murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012
- Completely denounce the "truthers" who spread lies.
- Discontinue all support for or from anyone who says the tragedy was a hoax.
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