In the many desperate attempts by Trump supporters to defend this “president’s” comments and behavior, I’ve heard quite a few doozies. That’s to be expected when you’re forced to defend the indefensible.
However, I’m not sure if I’ve heard anything as absurd as when I saw Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) tell CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he’s never heard Trump lie.
Cooper: I’m asking you, just yourself, have you heard the president lie?
Jordan: I have not.
Cooper: Really? So when The Washington Post counts hundreds and hundreds of times, none of those are believable to you?
Not surprisingly, Jordan didn’t answer that question, instead choosing to try to deflect by accusing Cooper of probably saying things that weren’t always true or completely accurate. A point the CNN host admitted was probably true, but also made sure to point out that he’ll apologize for and correct things he says that aren’t completely truthful, then asked Rep. Jordan if Trump does the same.
Again, no answer.
If you want to be a Trump supporter, fine. I might have a few thoughts on those who decide to defend this “president,” but everyone is free to make their own decisions.
However, you can’t expect me, or anyone else for that matter, to take you seriously when you say — with a straight face no less — that you’ve never heard Trump lie.
Donald J. Trump is easily the most dishonest human being I’ve ever witnessed.
Even as big of a fan as I am of politicians like Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren, I’d never sit here and tell you that they’ve never lied.
Human beings lie — even more so when they’re politicians.
But this is how ridiculous Republicans are behaving to try to defend Trump. He’s such a flawed, incompetent individual that they’re afraid to even attempt to be realistic about how awful he is because they know admitting that he isn’t always truthful about things he says could open a Pandoras Box of questions about the serial liar that they definitely don’t want to answer.
To say nothing about the constant fear many Republicans have of ticking off the Toddler-in-Chief, which could very well trigger one of his many Twitter tantrums aimed at them during his many hours obsessively watching cable news.
I suppose it’s a good thing Rep. Jim Jordan didn’t have any credibility in the first place, otherwise he would have just lost it.
Watch the exchange below via CNN: