According to fact checkers at The Washington Post, Donald Trump has not gone one single day since being sworn in without lying to the American public. Perhaps that’s why the majority of Americans disapprove of the job he’s doing as president. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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More than half of Donald Trump’s supporters say that, “The media is their enemy,” and that’s something that Donald Trump has echoed since the very first day he was sworn in office. They said, “The media is the opposition party.” That’s what Steve Bannon said. Do you know why they said that? According to the Washington Post fact checkers, Donald Trump has not gone a single day since being sworn in as president that he has not lied to the American public. Not one single day. As of today, he has been president for 33 days and every day of this administration, he has come out and said either a flat out lie, a falsehood, a misstatement that wasn’t true. You name it. Some days the number goes as high as 12 according to these fact checkers.
You don’t have to just say, “Well, that’s the media picking on him.” You’ve got the Sweden terrorist attack that didn’t happen when Donald Trump said it happened. The claims of voter fraud, all the alleged fake news, the fake polls, those are lies and it’s coming from the man sitting in the most powerful position in the world. He can’t go a day without lying and that’s not some kind of attack on him. That’s not hyperbole. That is literally what the fact checkers are telling us. We have not gone a day without the president of the United States lying to us since Barack Obama was the president of the United States.
Now they didn’t say Obama’s record on this, maybe it’s been longer than 33 days since the last time we had a president that didn’t lie to our faces, but this is the kind of thing that we should be outraged about. We shouldn’t be outraged about the fact that the media is covering this, like the Trump supporters are. We should be outraged by the fact that we have a man sitting in the White House that can’t tell the truth. He is physically incapable of being honest with us, the American public, the people that he was chosen to serve, not to rule over, to serve in the highest position possible. Donald Trump works for us, not the other way around. We need to demand better from our elected officials. We need to demand someone who at least, at the very least, can go 24 hours without telling us something that’s not true. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
Even George W. Bush didn’t lie to the public every single day. I know we had one or two days in there where he didn’t say a lie because he didn’t speak to anyone, but Trump’s not like that. It was hard to imagine when George W. Bush left office that we could ever have someone as bad as he was, but now, in retrospect, hell, he looks pretty damn good compared to Donald Trump. That’s only going to continue to get better for George W. Bush because if history is any indicator, Donald Trump is going to continue to lie and deceive the public at every given opportunity. That’s why what the media is doing right now, calling out these lies, is so important.
So to hell with the Trump supporters who say that the media is the opposition. Yeah, the corporate media sucks. I agree with you on that, but for different reasons. They suck because they take their orders from Pfizer, from Merck, from Coke industries, from Boeing. The companies that like to push for war or more oil drilling or put dangerous prescription drugs on the market. That’s my problem with the corporate controlled media, but I have no problem with them pointing out Donald Trump’s lies because that is something that everyone needs to know about.