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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Donald in Wonderland

As I was saying...      (Public Domain)
If it seems as though America has gone through the looking glass recently, that’s because Trump has been dallying in Wonderland for decades.

David Barstow of The New York Times reports that Donald has long been “a serial fabulist whose biggest-best boasts about everything he touched routinely crumbled under the slightest scrutiny.”  Since inhabiting the White House, Trump’s assertions have been curiouser than ever.

Fact checkers published a dirty dozen “of the most misleading claims” made by the rookie president “during his first White House interview.”  These included false reports of Chicago shootings and incorrect data regarding Philadelphia murders.

For those in the know, such “truth mangling” is all too familiar.  Trump’s falsehoods allegedly serve a twofold purpose:  to massage his fragile ego, and to bolster his professional brand.  Such “truthful hyperbole” might have played well on reality TV, but will it shatter the delicate scales of justice?    


Copyright January 29, 2017 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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