Each day, I receive thousands of messages and emails. Below are three of them from the past 24 hours, and the response I’ve given to each. NOTE: I do not include the last name of the sender unless they explicitly request that I do so.
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1) From Alexa:
There is a thread on Facebook claiming you used $250,000 of the donations to buy the place your studio is now in, and that the story about the lady named Gloria who donated $871 before she took her life was fake news on your part and a method of sucking people into sending you money. Please DML tell me these claims are not true.
DML: I had to read your email three times because what you are sharing has literally got me sick to my stomach. How dare anyone question if Gloria is real and whether any person, myself included, would “fake” something like that. “Furious” doesn’t describe it well enough.
Only a complete lowlife with no backbone or moral fiber, with a brain the size of a pea, would make such an accusation or suggestion. And so, I ask you to send me the links where these comments are so we can handle it appropriately. The lawyers will handle it, and be sure to know I will inform them to be like a dog that won’t let go of the pant leg.
As for the house buying, that actually made me laugh. I don’t think there’s a home on L.I. listed for $250K. The property taxes alone are just under $100K per year. As noted hundreds of times, we rent the place.
2) From Lee:
I love hearing the truth, but it’s getting VERY frustrating to hear you say over and over how Trump is doing it wrong and you’re right. Tell me, how would YOU deal with congress and the politics? It seems you do a lot of Monday Morning quarterbacking and though I know you’re smarter than most, it’s giving me more worry than anything. What would you do?? Maybe by verbalizing your plan for dealing with corruption in congress would give Trump some ideas.
DML: Hi Lee, With all due respect, emails like yours make me question if people really listen. A Monday morning quarterback has one play in his book — he criticizes. For example, a MMQB will say, “He should have thrown that pass, or he should have done this, and he should have done that.” A MMQB offers nothing else. Anyone who truly listens to me knows I am not a MMQB.
What I do is come in on the Friday before the Sunday game and explain in great detail a game plan that could work based on my experience on the field, and studying the game plans of my opponents. More often than not, it’s the same game plan I outlined the previous Friday, and the Friday last month, and the Friday last year, etc.
Then, on Monday, when the Sunday game is over, I explain why I said what I said on Friday, and why Sunday’s game plan — which differed from mine — didn’t work so well (assuming it’s a loss). When a loss occurs on Sunday, or a path is taken that differs from what I suggested on Friday, I provide insight into all of it. That’s called consulting (Fri) and analysis (Monday).
Politely, allow me to state that I have already answered your question time and time again. I will continue to offer ideas, solutions, and watered down explanations for the people who tune in. Whether they hear me is up to them.
NOTE: People can’t have it both ways. It can’t be all praise, all the time. Life doesn’t work that way, and neither do I. And, by the way, I have been wrong many times, just not recently. For example, I thought Romney would win in 2012. Big miss on my part.
3) From Molly:
Dear DML, I am a nurse from down south, and a conservative. I also have a degree in journalism from LSU (which will be relevant later on). I began watching you on Facebook several months ago, thinking that I needed to hear what was going on with the election. I was sincerely worried that Hillary would win the election. You offered hope for Donald Trump. And I have been hooked since then. As for your Walk and Talks, there have been times when I cringed at your verbiage and wished I could correct your grammar (journalism). But your points always “hit home,” and were ALWAYS the truth, because everything you have predicted came to fruition. So, am I a Donald Trump fan? Not always. I just viewed him as a breath of fresh air in a sea of stinky politicians.
Now, regarding your most recent walk and talk…I have never seen you more passionate and truthful than this! Don’t want to bore you, but this is where I draw from life experience. During the past year, I found out (via a horrendous vehicle accident) that my 22 year old son has been involved in drugs (alcohol, Xanax, cocaine and marijuana) for at least a year and a half. Now I knew that he drank alcohol. I didn’t approve, but I could not be with him everyday. To make a long story short, he is well now and drug free, progressing in school and doing well. Throughout the nightmare, I spoke to him constantly about honesty and the effect being dishonest had on his character (or lack of). When someone gets involved in drugs, life becomes one of secrets and blaming. And now you see my point. I am not saying that Mr. Trump is into drugs. I am saying that the idea of him constantly blaming others (the Freedom Caucus, Paul Ryan, etc.) speaks to his character. It makes him look weak. My son had to come to terms with the fact that nobody MADE him do drugs. He consciously CHOSE to do them. Mr. Trump needs to show some character and face the fact that he WILLINGLY chose to support that healthcare bill, and publicly stated that! Nobody made him do this. Is Ryan a snake? Absolutely! And why Mr. Trump didn’t see it is anyone’s guess.
I am disappointed in the president, although not ready to give up completely.
I will keep listening to you and your predictions, and will keep the faith until I simply can’t do it anymore. FYI, at the end of your walk and talk, you said that there are others who are willing to run in 2020, who WILL take the reigns to make America great again. I sincerely hope you are referring to yourself as one of those. You have my vote. That was the best walk and talk ever, and it speaks to YOUR character as a gentleman. Step up, Mr. Trump, and OWN your responsibility for this failure. This is the real world and I was hoping you were not a “politician.”
(I know you won’t use this, but if ever you do, please use my first name only)
DML: Molly, I did use it, so your prediction was incorrect. LOL. Seriously, I have a few comments to share with you.
(1) I don’t want you, or anyone for that matter, to give up on the president. In the same way that you didn’t give up on your son, encourage the president to do better. Send him a tweet or letter and state your concerns, but show him support. Even if he doesn’t read it, you’ll know you have done your part in making America great again.
(2) I was not referring to 2020, I was referring to 2024. My hope was, is, and will be, that the president and the GOP keep their promises, get the MAGA agenda to work, as promised, and win the next few elections.
(3) More important than 1 and 2 is your son. I am thrilled to hear he got past the drugs and alcohol and is living a wonderful and meaningful life. Something tells me you’re a wonderful mother — he’s a lucky boy. God bless him, and God bless you.
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