Donald Trump is a liar and it gives me no great pleasure to say that. Full disclosure, it gives me a little pleasure, but not enough to offset the pain of waking up every morning to a Donald Trump America.
That Trump is a liar is no surprise, but not all lies are created equally. The sheer ridiculousness of some of his lies is testament to his condescension and lack of respect for us little people.
Lies that target individuals, groups and the very core of our democracy are another, more sinister matter.
Trump began his political career in 2010 by spreading lies about the birth of President Barack Obama. In 2011 Trump told Meredith Viera that he sent investigators to Hawaii and that “they cannot believe what they’re finding.”
Of course, it was all lies. He promised to reveal the findings, just as he promised to reveal his tax returns, Melania’s immigration status, have Mexico pay for “the wall,” and a dozen other things. All lies and empty promises.
Trump’s “birtherism” was a nefarious attempt to delegitimize a black president and, in doing so he also chipped away at the legitimacy of the office itself. I’m sure Trump can’t see the irony, now that he has Sean Spicer out there whining that the media is trying to delegitimize his presidency.
By the end of his first term, if he makes it that far Donald Trump will have done more to diminish the stature of the presidency and the world standing of America than any foreign enemy could ever have done to us.
Trump’s contention that 3 million to 5 million “illegals” voted, costing him the popular vote is ludicrous on it’s face. It is virtually impossible and if you don’t understand why, you can stop reading now. You are irreparably stuck in the basket and beyond redemption.
Trump’s claim would be laughable if it didn’t undermine the core of our democracy, the legitimacy of the presidency and every other elected office in the country.
With Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer backing up his lies, Trump makes it all but impossible to believe a single thing that comes out of his administration. Actually, it makes it completely impossible.
Spicer said that Trump’s assertions were based upon “studies and information” that he had seen. What studies? What information?
I’m going to have to call both Sean and Don on this one. If they’re not lying, let’s see the studies. Let’s see the information. Put up or shut up.
FOR THE RECORD: Over 138 million votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. A total of FOUR cases of voter fraud were reported. One of those four cases was a woman in Iowa who voted TWICE FOR TRUMP.
Also on the record, about 38 million people tuned into President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. That number was only about 30 million for last Friday’s inauguration and it’s unlikely that 8 million fewer people watched on TV because of the rain.
These are things that you can find out for yourself and I encourage you to do so.
When he said that Mexicans coming across the border illegally were rapists, he was either lying or too stupid to understand the facts. You decide.
Trump was referring to reports that unscrupulous “coyotes” were preying upon vulnerable immigrants trying to get across the border. Women and young girls had been raped and some disappeared completely.
When confronted with the facts, Trump commented, “someone’s getting raped.” Yes, someone was getting raped, but his claim that the people coming across the border are rapists was a lie.
Trump lied about seeing “thousands and thousands” of Muslims dancing in New Jersey on 9/11. It never happened.
He lied about crime rates being at record levels when, in fact violent crime is at its lowest level in 25 years.
At the CIA, in front of their memorial wall, Trump said the media made up the feud he was having with the CIA. You can read his childish tweet for yourself, where he compares the CIA to the Nazis.
One has to wonder why a guy like Trump would tell such ridiculous lies that are so easily disprovable. Does he have more to hide than what’s in his tax returns? Are all these gag orders just the start of an impenetrable black curtain obscuring OUR government from view?
Keep your eyes open folks, evil is afoot. Try to find out what Steve Bannon’s been up to.
On the other hand, I’m willing to consider that Trump is right about massive voter fraud that put him into the White House. Maybe he’s not the real president, after all.
*Tip of the hat to Senator Al Franken, author of “Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them”