An elderly man’s ex-wife told him Donald Trump had been impeached, afterwards, he died peacefully in his home.
A comforting white lie:
“It would bring him comfort in his final moments,” said Teresa Elliott after she had told the white lie to Michael Garland Elliott.
Ms. Elliott gave an interview to New York’s Daily News newspaper where she described her former husband as a “news junkie”, adding that he frequently voiced his dislike for President Trump, saying that Elliott “hated his effing guts”.
Elliott passed away from congestive heart failure aged 75, following a declining health over the years. He died “surrounded by those who loved him dearly” at his Oregon home.
In Elliott’s obituary, published in The Oregonian newspaper, it reads that the last thing his ex-wife, who is described as “his best friend”, told him was that “Donald Trump has been impeached.”
The obituary goes on saying: “Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded. Mike will be forever missed but never forgotten.”
Ms Elliott said that she “knew it was his very, very last moments. I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”
Maybe it will become true:
Ms Elliott was asked if she regretted leaving her ex-husband with a final piece of fake news, she replied: “Oh God no. If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I? And maybe in the end it won’t turn out to be a lie.”
According to Trump’s critics, there are many grounds for his impeachment, especially following the ongoing investigation over his team’s alleged involvement with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.
Public Policy Polling, which is a self-described Democratic polling firm, has found that 53% of Americans believe that Trump must resign if there is sufficient evidence proving his administration’s collusion.