This article was submitted by Deb Meeker of Newfield (Tompkins County), a friend of the New NY 23rd.
Rep Tom Reed (R NY 23rd) was chosen to be one of Donald Trump’s co-chairs for Trump’s presidential campaign, shortly after Tom Reed endorsed Trump this spring. Reed’s circumspect announcement of his endorsement of Trump included a remark about curbing bombastic rhetoric and getting down to work to bring Republican/Conservatives together.
As Donald Trump’s rhetoric has become more and more inflammatory : “torture is just fine”, “kill all Islamist terrorists and their families”, “women should punish themselves for getting abortions, and (Trump) will “fix the Supreme Court with anti-abortion Justices”, etc. Rep. Tom Reed is silent about these Trump pronouncements and his own endorsement.
Looking at Tom Reed’s Facebook campaign page, one would believe President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and John Plumb were the enemy much more than ISIS. Trump’s obvious bombastic rhetoric is copied by Reed.
On Rep Tom Reed’s official political Facebook page, there are mainly warm, fuzzy, local trivial posts 🙂 that suggest Tom Reed is interested in the celebrations and people of the NY 23rd district.
Could there be in between these diametrically opposed ‘faces of Reed’, a clue why Tom Reed was named as a Trump Co-chair? Tom Reed was pressured to endorse Trump, but does that mean he doesn’t agree with Trump’s platform?
From what we can read in Tom Reed’s press releases, Facebook posts, and mailings, Donald Trump doesn’t exist. There are no pictures of Tom Reed and Donald Trump together for public view, and Trump is never mentioned.
Is Tom Reed getting paid to be a Trump campaign co-chair?
What duties might Tom Reed actually be performing to earn the title? Who might be more concerned about appearances of agreement – Trump or Reed?
Rep. Tom Reed has glorified himself with phony awards and endorsements throughout his tenure – why does he shrink from this one?