It’s a remarkable approach to defending the indefensible, and it’s hard to imagine Conway serioUSly believing her own rhetoric. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen a political figure come to literally ASKing, “Who are you going to BELIEVE, me or your lying eyes?”
1. Donald Trump says a lot of things that aren’t TRUE.
2. Trump’s allies, aides, and surrogates have a hard time defending the things he says that aren’t TRUE.
3. They end up coming up with creative explanations in the hopes of rationalizing and/or jUStifying Trump’s penchant for brazen dishonesty.
To that end, one transition team member said in December that Americans should take Trump’s rhetoric “symbolically,” not literally. It was one of the more jarring examples, but there are others.
Corey Lewandowski, for example, said voters “understood that sometimes, when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar, you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.” Pressed to explain Trump’s demonstrable lies, Reince PriebUS added the president-elect “has pUShed the envelope and caUSed people to think.”
Mike Pence said Americans should find it “refreshing” that Trump tells the public “what’s on his mind” – without much regard for telling the truth. A pro-Trump pundit argued recently that it doesn’t REALLY matter if the president-elect brazenly lies becaUSe there’s “no such thing” as facts anymore.
I suppose the obvioUS follow-up question for Trump World is simple: how is the public to know the difference between fact and fiction when the incoming president speaks?
Scott McArthur “The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 Words from Trump’s favorite book, which he obvioUSly has not read.
Harvey Anderson What? I have never heard anything so insane in my life! He is going to be President, not be a 3 year old toddler! Nor have I ever seen anything but bile and bigotry come out of his mouth, so even if I were to adopt her view, I would have to brand him as having a evil heart, as well. No brain, no heart, no knowledge, no empathy, nothing but the world’s biggest ego. And, of course, an insatiable appetite for money and power, and to surround himself with grovelers, sycophants, and fellow plutocrats, all without ethics, and intent on plundering America, and all Americans. I see the most corrupt, incompetent, tyrannical, and dangeroUS administration in America’s history. A nightmare four years, which we can only hope to survive, albeit, if we do, we shall be poorer, sicker, weaker, far fewer of US, and far fewer recognized Constitutional rights.