The New York Times said it best: “Mr. Trump himself has little regard for facts.”
That’s a polite way of saying the incoming President of the United States is a bald-faced liar.
Donald Trump is many things, nearly all of them despicable and deplorable.
He’s a liar, a con-man, a corrupt businessman who built his shaky empire by cheating otherst, a racist and bigot, a misogynist who mistreats women and is charged with raping a 13-year-old girl and an incredible megalomaniac in a world where ego thrives.
Yet none of this matters to his legion of supporters, a minority of voters who cast their ballots in the right places to give him a majority of Electoral College votes while another scarred candidate got more votes in the election itself.
The Central Intelligence Agency says its investigation and conclusions by professional analysts find Russian hackers and that country’s leaders conspired to leak damaging information to help seal Trump’s improbable win.
Trump, of course, says the CIA’s conclusions are all “a lie” because he knows more about the world of international intelligence gathering and covert espionage than those who do it as a profession.
Among Trump’s many lies, he constantly claims that he, and only he, knows more about the anything and everything.
“I’m the only one who understands ISIS,” he boasts. “I know more than the generals,” he bellows.
Editorialized The New York Times in “Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump:”
For him, facts aren’t the point; trust is. Like any autocrat, he wins his followers’ trust — let’s call it a blind trust — by lying so often and so brazenly that millions of people give up on trying to distinguish truth from falsehood. Whether the lie is about millions of noncitizens voting illegally, or the crime rate, or President Obama’s citizenship, it doesn’t matter: In a confusing world of competing, shouted “truths,” the simplest solution is to trust in your leader. As Mr. Trump is fond of saying, “I alone can fix it.”
If anyone corrects any of his many mistakes, Trump lashes back while never admitting his error. When Chuck Jones, the union leader at Carrier Corporation told The Washington Post that Trump lied in his claim of saving 1,100 jobs in his deal with the company’s operation in Indiana. The real number will be 730 or less “He lied his ass off,” Jones said.
Did Trump admit his error? Not a chance. He turned instead to Twitter, his favorite attack tool, to lash out at Jones, saying the union leader has done “a terrible job representing workers.” Jones is currently working to try and help those who will lose their jobs at Carrier in a deal that was more hype than fact.
Trump? He can’t be bothered with the problems of those who lost the jobs he claimed he saved. He’s off to spread more lies in other areas.
Mark Twain once said “there are three kinds of lies. Lies, damn lies and the facts.”
Forget the facts. America’s new President disposed of facts long ago and replaced them with Trump lies — the exaggerated, blowhard claims of the man who will most likely become the most hated, most vilified and biggest lying son-of-a-bitch in American history.
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