“Bigly” Lie from the Liar-in-Chief
Americans Who Trust Trump Soon After He Opens His Mouth
Donald J. Trump is in a totally different category. The sheer frequency, spontaneity and seeming irrelevance of his lies have no precedent. Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton were protecting their reputations – Trump seems to lie for the pure joy of lying.
Those who have followed Trump’s career say his lying isn’t just a tactic, but an ingrained habit. New York outlets who covered Trump as a real estate mogul on the rise in the 1980’s and ’90s found him categorically different from the other self-promoting celebrities in just how often, and pointlessly, he would lie to them.
In his own autobiography, Trump used the phrase truthful hyperbole a term coined by his ghostwriter referring to the flagrant truth-stretching that Trump employed, over and over, to help close deals. Trump apparently loved the wording, and went on to adopt it as his own.
But, as of January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump's record of “truthful hyperboles” would no longer be relegated to the world of deal-making or campaigning – they now impact our national agenda and programs and policy, and to a larger extent are impacting events and policy on a global level (insulting the U.N. and most of our allies).
Thanks for stopping by and keep your own list – don’t expect him to change – not one bit.