In all my years following politics, I’ve never seen someone lie as blatantly — or as often — as Donald Trump. Unlike most politicians, even as dishonest as many can be, Trump shows absolutely no concerns about whether or not something he says makes him look like an absolute fool. He simply doesn’t care if it’s obvious that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, such as when he claimed our stock levels had something to do with our national debt. Trump doesn’t even care if something he says this morning contradicts something he said last night.
Unlike any other human being I’ve ever seen, Trump’s lies and propaganda aren’t grounded on anything more than whatever the hell he feels like saying at any particular moment.
If he wants to say that he’s the best jobs “president” in history, then that’s exactly what he’s going to say. He doesn’t give a crap that it’s a lie that can be easily debunked. Since the vast majority of the Republican party doesn’t even attempt to hold him accountable for anything he says or does, that puts him in the position to just make stuff up as long as he thinks it will benefit him and it’s what his supporters want to hear.
If you really sit there and listen to his answers when he’s asked specific questions, they’re meandering word salads that not only don’t answer the question, but they usually don’t make a damn bit of sense.
His entire campaign was built on “promises” for which he had absolutely no plan. Mexico’s not paying for his wall, he didn’t repeal Obamacare or replace it with a law that makes health care “better, more affordable, and cover more people,” ISIS hasn’t been defeated, and he had almost nothing to do with his biggest “accomplishment,” the GOP’s tax scam — Republican congressional leaders did all that work.
Whether it’s been Obamacare, the government shutdown, immigration, or the gun debate, we’ve never seen a president with less influence over his party than Trump. Sure, a few suck up to him hoping to propel their political careers on his coattails, but it’s not as if his “strong leadership and rhetoric” has accomplished anything.
All Trump’s done is say and do whatever he can to take credit for the things he feels he can use to make himself look good, while blaming others for his failures. This man negotiates about as effectively and strategically as a toddler 15 minutes past nap time.
This is someone who’ll take credit for job creation he had nothing to do with and an unemployment rate that was already at a historic low when he took office, and act as if everything positive going on in this country is because of him — while blaming everyone but himself for anything negative.
I’ve joked that it must be really easy to be Donald Trump. He can wake up, listen to Fox & Friends kiss his backside, then tweet from the toilet and literally say anything he wants knowing his supporters will believe it.
If he woke up tomorrow and tweeted out that his approval rating in a “new poll he’d seen” — without citing the poll — showed him with the highest rating in history, as sad as it may sound, I’m fairly certain most of his supporters would believe it.
And they’d never ask to see the poll.
Trump could give a press conference where he claimed that he hasn’t played a single round of golf as “president,” call any photographs or other evidence of him playing golf “fake news,” and I’m pretty sure most of his supporters would believe that, too.
Look at his reaction to the Democratic memo rebutting the one written by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) a few weeks ago. Trump said the new memo changes nothing and the Nunes memo still “totally vindicates” him — even though, of course, it actually doesn’t.
Not. In. Any. Way.
The truth is, Donald Trump’s a f**king moron who just makes crap up from day to day. He’s a bumbling fool who’s “lucky” enough to be supported by tens of millions of people who cheer and applaud anything he says no matter how awful, dishonest, unrealistic, or preposterous it is. And he’s being propped up and enabled by a corrupt Republican party which has proven it couldn’t care less about the security and well-being of our nation.