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"Trump's Lies": The Collected Works


#1

"Trump's Lies": The Collected Works

Common Dreams staff

In an effort to make sure that people do not become "numb" to the constant lies told by President of the United States Donald Trump, the New York Times has now published, in one convenient place, "nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office."

Compiled by the newspaper's David Leonhardt and Stuart A. Thompson, the catalog was published online Friday and will appear in print over the weekend.


#2

And yet, despite all this, he still has supporters who are worshipful. I saw a Facebook page called "Donald Trump -- Gid's Chouce for America". Although his approval rating.reported to be the lowest if any president, it's still a lot higher than I think it should be.

I will be interested to see if it remains as high as it is when his health care plan defunds all the sick and elderly people who are surviving on government benefits, if one of the reckless near wars should break out and cause U.S. military personnel to have to start being killed in large numbers, if the heat waves going on now should become permanent.

I don't know what to say to those who still believe.


#3

In the right wing world of Trump the NY Times is totally corrupt and puts out fake news and therefore the NY Times must be lying about Trump's lies. It really comes down to paranoia. If you are paranoid enough about the press and the establishment in general there is no reason not to believe Trump. The right wing strategy seems to be to create mass paranoia about government, science, the mainstream media, the Democratic Party, academia and pretty much everything not following the right wing line. Who can you trust in this type of world? Donald Trump. The man who says everything is falling apart and only he can fix it.


#4

Well, we know that from their prospective, truth as no place in their reality. That aside we also know that this is the generally behavior of politicians, whose job is to cover for their wealthy donors and protect the status qua. Trump is taking it to a new level but, it is the practice.
I don't like pointing the finger in just one direction, when we know both parties do it and both ascribe to the ideology of neo-liberalism, just in different degrees.
Bottom line IMHO is, those that can most ill- afford to take a hit, take the hit.
This is class warfare and always has been. Class warfare in only one direction.
Oh, it is not just the top 1% percent that is the winner, it is the top 10%


#5

DC was already the world's liar capital before Trump moved in, yet Trump had already proven that he is miles ahead of the city's most prolific liars.

In addition to people and organizations, Trump has added things like facts, truth and evidence to his ever growing list of enemies. His ever growing enemies list is essential to keeping his voters engaged.,

If Trump lasts four years the Trump lies compilation will rival the thickness of books like War and Peace and Michener novels.


#6

This will have to be multi-volume that can be added to. But will not sell very well - people are so sick of him.

Can you imagine the Trump presidential library - all fiction.


#7

All the Plenary's Men


#8

"So if we lie to the government it is a felony, if they lie to us it is just politics."
Bill Murray


#9

And let be clear here - by "mass paranoia" we mean mass, induced, clinical, DSM V-certifiable paranoid schizophrenia - with comorbid violence...


#10

But hey, as they all said here, Hillary would have been worse...:wink:


#11

Actually, what we said was "Hillary will de-energize and placate the easily-bamboozled left, and move the country incrementally rightward just like her hubby and Obama did."


#12

It's not so much that he lies more (that's pretty close to impossible). It's that he's so stoopid, he tweets his lies by the minute and leaves a public record. Diarrhea of the thumbs will be his downfall; but it doesn't really matter because the oligarchs are doing quite well -- check out the stock market.


#13

Probably paranoid personality disorder which is evoked by people preaching fear and hate such as Donald Trump. The Muslims are after you. The undocumented immigrants are after you. The Democrats want to take your pay check and give it to minorities. The public schools want to turn your children into secularists. The Chinese want your jobs.


#14

It will take time for the suffering to have an impact. Stubborn beliefs die hard.


#15

Not to mention her penchant for military interventions.


#16

Illegitimate President normaLIESed by MSM, especially NY Times & WAPO establishment sychphants and apologist types, now regret to inform John & Jane Q. Public they've been had.
P.S. They'll forgive you all for being so gullible and thoughtless as to actually believing they're not only in it for the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
" All the news that The Establishment says is fit to print ". Except about Sen. Bernie Sanders and Progressive Politics.
Oh- P. S. Pogue Mahone, NY Times


#17

Just because the current president is the poster boy for lying does not mean that this art is not practiced by other (make that "all" poiticians)--To quote from Harold Pinter's outstanding Nobel lecture, "Art, Truth & Politics":
"Political language, as used by politicians, does not venture into any of this territory since the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed....It's a scintillating stratagem. Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay. The words 'the American people' provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance. You don't need to think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion may be suffocating your intelligence and your critical faculties but it's very comfortable. This does not apply of course to the 40 million people living below the poverty line and the 2 million men and women imprisoned in the vast gulag of prisons, which extends across the US."

Pinter was being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The entire lecture is worth a listen and can be found here:

http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=620

For those who enjoy yet another reason to despise Donald Trump, it might be worth contemplation to consider that Trump in all his dysfunctional absurdity is a mirror reflecting the American people whose government he, (along with the majority of both houses of congress). leads.


#18

We need a pan rattle resist alert. We take them (at least 2, or one and a lid) to work, the gym, even to the alleys where we sleep.

Then whenever he lies, red alert goes off on cells, tornado alert sirens TV, Net whatever, we bang the hell out of em, in church--dentist office (if you have dental) anywhere.

See if anyone gets annoyed.


#19

Yes. Look at how the US is finally moving leftward under a Trump administration....


#20

In the right wing world of Trump the NY Times is totally corrupt and puts out fake news

In the left wing world of Dogpaddle the NY Times is totally corrupt and puts out fake news.