Sunday, April 30, 2017

Trump Goes to Pennsylvania to do What He Does Best – Campaigning and Lying

Not That the Press Will Expose the Lies

It is news when the President of the United States lies.  It is still news even if it is not reported.  So one has to delve deep into the details to learn that the President told lies during his campaign type appearance in  Harrisburg.

He are some examples.

“I don’t think right now is the best time to call China a currency manipulator,” Mr. Trump said, adding that the news media had been wrong in saying that he had reversed a campaign promise on that issue.

The fact that he did reverse his campaign promise, well the video tape of that must be fake news.   And about the NYT coverage of the election

“They covered it so badly,” he said of the presidential campaign, “that they felt they were forced to apologize because their predictions were so bad.” The Times did not apologize for its election coverage.

The wall, well the problem is Democrats, not the Republicans who oppose it.

“If the Democrats knew what the hell they were doing, they would approve it,” he said. “Obviously they don’t mind the illegals pouring in, the drugs pouring in. They don’t mind.”

Yep, no truth there.  And about a Korean trade deal.

“It’s a horrible deal. It was a Hillary Clinton disaster, a deal that should’ve never been made,” Mr. Trump said. In fact, President George W. Bush negotiated the agreement with South Korea in 2007, and President Barack Obama renegotiated it in 2010, which is effectively what Mr. Trump is now proposing to do.

It is not clear how long this regime of lying can continue, but it can last a long time if the headlines don’t trumpet it and the stories just buy it.

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