I simply can’t take much more of this god-awful media game that’s being played. It has to be a game because I honestly think that people who cover the news are relatively well informed (it’s their [email protected] job for crying out crocodile tears) observers of current events, and yet for reasons that can only come down to boosting ratings, and hence ad buys, we get deception, decoration, and drivel. Donald J. Trump is more than a liar. I do not use words like liar lightly, but as was stated in a July 5th article of the New York Magazine, written by Jonathan Chait (at the end of 4 long paragraphs excoriating Hillary and Bill Clinton…way to bury the truth Mr. Chait);
“Trump is flamboyantly corrupt in ways that run to the very core of his identity and prospective governing choices.”
I just don’t get it. Have millions of decent Americans (and I am not talking about the “basket of deplorable” racists, homophobes, xenophobes, misogynists, and taco-truck-haters) lost any sense of their American roots based on our being a nation of immigrants and people who have finally agreed to let women and Blacks become something other than property and vote? More importantly, however, doesn’t the truth count for anything? What and who the hell are people listening to? As I say, the media has been promoting this outrageous “fair and balanced” lie-fest to feather their own nests, but good-god folks, the truth is all around us. Donald J. Trump is nothing more than a conman, who has no [email protected] idea how government should work and he does not care a damn about “the regular people” because he was taught by his father to look down his arrogant nose at “them” his whole pathetic life.
OK, so here’s my latest attempt, in the name of believing that good and decent Americans have just not been offered the unvarnished reality of just who Donald Trump is. Below I have assembled a parade of examples exposing this very unfortunate and poverty-stricken soul.
Let’s start with his unwillingness to show the country his tax returns. There are certainly multiple reasons for this, but none of them would demonstrate that Mr. Trump is simply a shrewd businessman playing by the rules. He says that he is still under audit, and therefore, he does not want to jeopardize his negotiating position with the IRS. That is patently untrue, and his unwillingness to prove it, proves the point. Just show us the letter you received from the IRS stating that you are under audit. He, of course, will not even do that because he is a tax cheat who abuses charitable giving, and an investor in innumerable nefarious tax schemes around the world. If this were not the case, Donald J. Trump would just show us the evidence. Equally, there is no indication that he will ever produce his tax returns, which can only lead one to be skeptical of anything he has told us about his financial circumstances. Donald J. Trump is a crook and his tax returns would prove it. Go ahead Donald, prove us wrong; prove you are just a cheap-assed business man who is, by his very nature, a hypocritical Un-American jerk.
Next, as his campaign pounds on Hillary Clinton to further demonstrate her healthiness, Donald goes on Dr. Oz’s show with another one page report done by, you guessed it, Dr. Harold Bornstein.
Thanks to Donald’s historical propensity for “truthful hyperbole”, and this amazingly odd doctor of his, who the hell knows if Mr. Trump is healthy? What we do know for sure is that the Trump campaign has put out a set of health records about Mrs. Clinton that is a total lie. He is obviously hiding something about his own 70 year old biological makeup, so he does what some emotionally deficient people might do, he attacks the other person in order to deflect attention away from his illnesses. We will see this strategy time and again with Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump’s glowing description of his business prowess, “The Art of the Deal”, is a complete fantasy ghost written by Tony Schwartz. In fact, Mr. Schwartz has recently gone out of his way to make sure we understand what a complete bullshit artist and egotist Mr. Trump really is. I am quoting Tony Schwartz here; “If he were writing ‘The Art of the Deal’ today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, ‘The Sociopath.’”
Next, we have one of his biggest and most hateful quotes: “I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering” as the World Trade Center collapsed.
— Donald Trump on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 in comments during a speech
Donald then repeated this same xenophobic horse manure the next day in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.
“It was on television. I saw it,” Trump said. “It was well covered at the time, George. Now, I know they don’t like to talk about it, but it was well covered at the time. There were people over in New Jersey that were watching it, a heavy Arab population, that were cheering as the buildings came down. Not good.”
When this bat-shit crazy statement was checked out we learned that “The Donald’s” pants were on fire.
What kind of sad mind would make something like that up, get caught lying about it, but then double down by continuing to repeat it? The phrase pathological lying seems to apply here. (Pathological lying has been defined as “falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime”.)
Trump Won’t Say It Himself, But Campaign Insists He’s No Longer A Birther
Until he utters the words, you shouldn’t believe it.
09/15/2016 10:53 pm ET
Here’s the problem Donald has, all of his handlers know he needs to back off of his bullshit position as a “birther”, but a decent collection of the nut-balls in his basket of “deplorables” are birthers, and as long as the public supports him in getting away with this racists crap, he only has votes to lose. So, was he lying back then when he had his “team” investigating this garbage? Yes, of course. Do millions of his supporters still think Obama was foreign born? God-bless their little racist hearts, they sure do. So will you ever hear “The Donald” come right out and say he no longer believes this pile of dog-barf?
Trump finally admits it: ‘President Barack Obama was born in the United States’
By Stephen Collinson and Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Updated 1937 GMT (0337 HKT) September 16, 2016
“Washington (CNN) Donald Trump finally admitted Friday that ‘President Barack Obama was born in the United States,’ reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics five years ago.”
Now I would normally, albeit begrudgingly, give him credit for finally confessing he was lying about this political-career launching crap, but in only the way a pathological liar would, we got yet another lie.
Trump Drops False ‘Birther’ Theory, but Floats a New One: Clinton Started It
By MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALAN RAPPEPORT SEPT. 16, 2016
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it.”
“There is no evidence to support this. Clinton supporters circulated the rumor in the last days of the 2008 Democratic primary and after Clinton had concede to Obama. But the record does not show Clinton or her campaign ever promoting the birther theory, let alone starting it.
We rate Trump’s claim False.”
You see, even with his pants on fire and down around his knees, he could not take his lumps like a man. He not only told one lie on top of admitting the first big lie, he told two; “I finished it” was the second. Finished it my ass! He rode that lie for 5 flaming years! It was only after his staff and supporters were pleading with this poor insecure sociopath that he doubled down (literally) on another known lie. “PolitiFact and our friends at FactCheck.org and the Washington Post Fact-Checker have debunked this zombie claim multiple times.”
This is a profound illness.
Donald Trump’s surprisingly shady charitable foundation, explained
Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m. ET
“Trump’s Foundation is considerably smaller in scale than the much-more-covered Clinton Foundation, but it also gives every appearance of being much less involved in actually helping people and much more clearly involved in rule-breaking. Yet while the Clinton Foundation has been the subject of dozens of investigations and thousands of takes over a period of nearly a decade (my first Clinton Foundation take was published in October 2007, for example) the Trump Foundation has gone largely unscrutinized.”
In an extensive analysis of the Trump Foundation done by David Fahrenthold for the Washington Post we learn one of two things; either the staff of the foundation are complete idiots, or Mr. Trump is using other people’s money to feather his own political nest, then lies about it.
My only point is that this hypocritical con artist along with the media types following this election have spent a bundle of hours trying to find problems with the Clinton Foundation, when in fact Mr. Trump’s foundation is as bogus and full of deceit and allusion as any foundation that exists today.
This next example, straight from a September 15, 2016 speech in front of a bunch of bored-silly-and-life-like economists (just look at them on the video), basically proves that this arrogant narcissist believes he can get away with saying any lie to anybody. Here’s the headline…
“Right now, 92 million Americans are on the sideline outside of the workforce, and they’re not a part of our economy. It’s a silent nation of jobless Americans.”
“The Pinocchio Test
As you can see, it is absurd to claim that 92 million Americans are on the sidelines of the economy and are part of a “jobless America.” You can’t be jobless if you don’t want a job.
Only a small percentage of these people want a job, as the rest are retired, in school, on disability or caring for children. No matter how much Trump wants to suggest the economy is on the rocks, the fact remains that the unemployment rate is below 5 percent — which is pretty good by any measure.”
To stay with this liar-liar-pants-on-fire theme, one more time, we saw evidence this week that the fruit does not fall far from the tree. This comes to us from FactCheck.org.
“Donald Trump falsely claimed that Hillary Clinton ‘has no child care plan’ and ‘never will.’ In fact, Clinton’s proposals for child care and paid family leave have been posted on her campaign website for months.
Despite that fact, Trump’s daughter Ivanka also claimed in an interview on Fox News: ‘There’s no policy on Hillary Clinton’s website pertaining to any of these issues, child care, eldercare, or maternity leave or paternity leave for that matter.’”
I find this particular lie seriously offensive because Hillary Clinton has spent thousands of hours of her long public life on the issues surrounding children; from childcare, to medical support for poor families, to early childhood education, and on and on it goes. So does this complete and unapologetic con artist and his puppet daughter actually think they can get away with this utter nonsense?
“We leave it to voters to evaluate these proposals and determine which they’d support. But voters’ ability to do that is hindered when one campaign falsely claims that the other has ‘no plan.’”
FactCheck.org’s ruling on this matter…
As the title of this piece says, Donald J. Trump is worse than a liar.
September 18, 2016