No, Tommy Lee did not write that scathing letter to President Donald Trump.
Over the weekend, the Mötley Crüe drummer started trending on Twitter when people assumed that he had penned a letter to Trump, which began “Dear F***ing Lunatic.” However Lee, who shared the letter on March 20, is not the author.
The letter — which rivals any Martin Scorsese movie with its use of the “F word” — was actually credited to someone named Craig Alan Wilkins, though it’s unclear if that’s the actual author, as well.
Pennyfarthing also wrote a book titled Dear F***ing Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump, and tweeted about it when Lee started trending.
“Yes, I’m the original author of the ‘Dear F***ing Lunatic’ letter,” Pennyfarthing wrote. “Not Tommy Lee. I simply don’t measure up to Tommy Lee.”
As for who Wilkins is, Snopes theorizes that a social media user by that name first shared the letter when Lee saw it, or that “Aldous J Pennyfarthing” could be Wilkins’ pen name.
One thing is for sure, though: Tommy Lee did not write the letter. Even so, Lee is very much not a fan of the president, and frequently criticizes Trump on his social media.
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