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Trump goes on a pardon spree

My poor 87 year old mother has become confused, and I'm blaming Right-Wing Media.

I just got back from a 2 day visit with my 87 year old Mom for mothers' day. My mother is very healthy, both in mind and body. She is very clear with no signs of memory loss or dementia, but her view of Trump has me worried.

We were talking about the need for consumer protections, especially with financial products, and credit. Both of us agreed that such protections are good and necessary. That's when she said "That's why I'm glad Trump is draining the swamp". I'm like..."What?"!

At first I thought she was being sarcastic, she has a quick wit, but when I questioned her further it became evident that she was serious. Somehow my mother, a very intelligent together person, got the idea that Trump was all about consumer protection with his campaign promise to "drain the swamp". She thinks Trump has been working to make it so big corporations can't scam their customers. I tried my best to explain to her how she needs to support people like Elizabeth Warren for that and not Trump, but she seemed pretty set in her thinking. I'll be following up with her later on this to explain further, but in the meantime I think she actually believes Trump is all for consumer protections.

Later that same evening when she wanted to watch some television the TV defaulted right to FOX. I'm blaming them.

This is a true story! I just back an hour ago from the trip.
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