Trump Is an Unrepentant Liar - The Mainstream Media Is Finally Calling Him One

Donald Trump is a liar. The media is catching on. From a New York Times analysis piece by Peter Baker:


As of last week, the American public had been told that President Trump’s doctor had certified he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected.” That the president was happy with his legal team and would not hire a new lawyer. That he did not know about the $130,000 payment to a former pornographic film actress who claimed to have had an affair with him.

As of this week, it turns out that the statement about his health was not actually from the doctor but had been dictated by Mr. Trump himself. That the president has split with the leaders of his legal team and hired the same new lawyer he had denied recruiting. And that Mr. Trump himself had financed the $130,000 payment intended to buy the silence of the actress known as Stormy Daniels.

Washington Post analysis piece from Dan Balz:

Does it bother anyone that President Trump has been caught lying? Does it bother anyone that this is not new? Does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar?

And you know you're in deep when you've lost the Wall Street Journal editorial board:

Mr. Trump should worry that Americans will stop believing anything he says.

With that in mind, Trump served up his whopper of the week (and maybe his entire term) on Friday morning in the same appearance where he assured reporters his personal lawyer Rudy G would “get his facts straight” real soon:

"This country is running so smoothly..."

Sure, it sounds preposterous, but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has the special sauce to clean up every lie in retrospect.

"We give the very best information that we have at the time."

Only the best.

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