Donald Trump has spent a year lying shamelessly. It hasn’t worked | Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—If you are looking for anecdotal evidence that evidence no longer matters in American politics, you can call up someone like Lana Shardea.

Shardea, a 73-year-old in Phoenix, believes Donald Trump is “the most intelligent, powerful, courageous president we’ve had in years,” a man with not just knowledge but “superpower knowledge.” She didn’t pay close attention to politics before Trump came along, but she knows enough to know the mainstream media is unfair to him. Thus, she has found three alternative sources of information.

She follows Trump’s tweets. She watches video from pro-Trump cable channel One America News. And she relies on her friends on Facebook, where she recently shared videos from Fox News and an article from a website called Its headline: “Rothschild: Donald Trump is threatening to destroy the New World Order.”

Shardea is genuinely confused when she is told that many people believe Trump is dishonest. This president, she says, never changes his personality even a little bit. Isn’t “take me the way I am” the very definition of honesty?

“I don’t see how anybody can say he’s dishonest,” she said. “Dishonest about what? What would it be that he’s dishonest about?”

About almost everything, honestly.

On the day of his inauguration, Trump lied about the weather. The next day, he lied about the size of his inauguration crowd. He has become no less brazen in the 11 months since. The president who won’t change isn’t so much untruthful as anti-truthful, his words so frequently and flagrantly wrong that they amount to a comprehensive rejection of the very idea of accuracy.

The Star has counted 978 false claims since his inauguration, an average of three per day, about everything from media outlets to legislation to the head of the Boy Scouts calling him to pay him a compliment. (Didn’t happen. He just made it up.) As Trump careens from policy to policy and outrage to outrage, lying has been the most consistent feature of his presidency.


Source: Donald Trump has spent a year lying shamelessly. It hasn’t worked | Toronto Star

5 thoughts on “Donald Trump has spent a year lying shamelessly. It hasn’t worked | Toronto Star

  1. Trump supporters want to believe in Trump so they do believe in him. He is forceful in his message to his supporters and engages with them how they wish to be engaged with.

    His supporters have for so long not been able to believe in their leaders and when they have they have been seriously deluded.

    He won them over with his powerful rhetoric and they now have no others, except Trump to believe in, so when Trump states he is successful they then believe in this success, even if the evidence before them proves otherwise. This is so, because Trump has planted the idea or philosophy that all information other than from Trump or Trump approved sources is ‘Fake News’. So even if he states that situations are improving, but they are not improving for some or all of his supporters, then he states that this is not due to him but due to all the others who are against him. How can you overcome this, now deep seated belief and the answer maybe never, especially for those who really believe in him.

    Within his base there will be those who truly believe and there will be those who believe he needs to be given a chance. It is those who believe in giving him a chance who may eventually decide that they have given him enough time and they are still not seeing any relative improvement in their circumstances.

    Unfortunately has everyone else and the World the time for events to take their course and show Trump for what he truly is.


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