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Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump is a Liar (and Nuts)

Trump shoots off his purdy little mouth all the time accusing the media of being fake news. 

That comes from a dude who, a few weeks ago, tweeted out, with absolutely no evidence to support it, the incredulous claim that the former POTUS, Barack Obama, committed a felony and had Trump's "wires tapped" at Trump Tower.  


About a week later, a supposed brilliant legal mind, Andrew Napolitano, a FAUX NOOZ legal analyst, alleged on the electric teevee machine that President Obama had bypassed US spy agencies and had British intelligence do the tapping of Trump's wires.  Trump had his press secretary, Sean Spicer, repeat that allegation and then he blamed FAUX NOOZ for suggesting it.  Blame-weasel.


Trump has spread FAKE NEWS all around this country like so much horse manure, hoping something, anything, will grow from it in order to put some polish on his ridiculously turdy presidency. But this lie about a former president is disturbing because of the seriousness of the charge. Trump's and the GOP's refusal to acknowledge that the wiretapping claim is a lie will cause lasting damage to our democracy, as Josh Marshall writes in his editorial on this shameful, patently false assertion by Trump.

The truth is that Trump is a Liar.  Andrew Napolitano is merely a gullible fool.

Report Confirms Fox News’ Napolitano Repeated Russian Media For His British Intelligence Conspiracy Theory

The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT on March 6, the week after Trump’s original accusation that Obama was responsible for an illegal wiretap.

PM Carpenter:

Something will have to give. Our plunge into squalid pettiness and international disgrace has even the straightest of journalists, such as the Washington Post's Dan Balz, penning unconcealed condemnations of the Trump administration's baseness — and its inevitable collision with decency. 

"A prudent president … would find ways to avoid needless controversy," writes Balz. "Not President Trump. He’s doing exactly the opposite, and the credibility gap continues to grow." 

Adds two NYT reporters: "Trump’s agenda [has been] subsumed by problems of his own making…. [I]t has … become clear that Mr. Trump [is] an agitator incapable of responding proportionately to any slight" — or intelligently, or maturely, addressing any national problem or international predicament. 

 In short, it would seem that our president is clinically unhinged — bats, bonkers. After 18 months of demonstrable instabilities on the campaign trail, he has, within only two months as president, further revealed himself to be a delusional, emotionally besotted Tricky Dick staggering his way down WH halls and murmuring to ghosts. 

Put even shorter: Donald J. Trump is nuts. 

And if something is to give, it'll almost have be the 25th Amendment — a true gift of historic proportions.

And this:

"We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said in January. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us...Everybody’s got to be covered.” 


 White House Admits Trump ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Isn’t Going To Happen


Rational Nation USA said...

And the trumpanzees cheer!.

Well, off to the gym, pump some iron, and back to life as usual in The Era Of Trump.

Dave Miller said...

Here's my worry. I think the Trump Admin will go down as one of the most volatile and terrible presidencies of the modern era, if not our entire history. He will forever be mentioned in the same breath as Nixon when we talk of truth challenged leaders.

But... and this is big for me, the left runs the risk of becoming little more than the mirror opposite of the GOP if they/we are not careful.

FBI Director Comey confirmed today an investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. That is a good thing. But what happens if, at the end of the day, the FBI concludes there is no evidence of such collusion? Will the Dems accept that, or will the Russia become the left's Benghazi?

Many Dems and people on the left, have already pre determined the only acceptable outcome of this investigation. If the facts lead elsewhere, is the left prepared to say "Okay, we investigated, there's no proof, let's move on?"

I fear not, and it will forever be to our detriment.

Even as a deceptive, truth challenged narcissistic non popularly elected President occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Dave Miller said...

Here's where we are regarding the Trumpistas.

Today we have learned that there is no evidence of wire tapping of the Trump campaign by President Obama and his team.

Not a little. None. Period.

When you are proved wrong, you've got two options. Say you were wrong and apologize. Or continue to double down and insist that, in spite of all evidence, you are right, because simply, you believe it.

Holding such a view, in light of the evidence, is, in my opinion, trying to intentionally deceive people, in this case, for the purpose of political gain. Put more simply, with intent, President Trump has lied, and continues to lie about this.

That describes his Nixonian character.

Deanter said...

Dave Miller: "But what happens if, at the end of the day, the FBI concludes there is no evidence of such collusion? Will the Dems accept that"

I think most would, if the evidence really supported that conclusion. There are a few crazies, but the left hasn't embraced wholesale reality-denial like most of the right has.

That doesn't mean we'd drop all opposition to trump. There's plenty else he's been doing that's wrong or even grounds for impeachment, in some cases.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Agreed, Dave. If nothing is found, we should drop it.


Trump has lied so often and about so many things, how can we believe him ever again on anything????

If he doesn't apologize to President Obama or at least admit he was misled on his ridiculous claims about Obama and wiretapping, then anything he asserts after this sorry episode should NOT be believed.

Trump is a LIAR. He lied about Mr. Obama's birth certificate, and now this.

Rational Nation USA said...

The Age of Trump, America's 21st century nightmare.

Your assesment in your first comment relative to many liberals not accepting an investigation that does not confirm their predetermined beliefs is dead nuts Dave.

Hyper partisanship is poison. Regardless from whence it cones.

Ducky's here said...

If he doesn't apologize to President Obama or at least admit he was misled on his ridiculous claims ...


And we all know that won't happen.

How long does he think he can keep doubling down before people wise to him.
I say not much longer. He'll always have the the fringe 30% but that's going to be it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"He'll always have the fringe 30%"

You got that right, Ducky. Trump's approval is now at 37%, and still sinking. The rest of the country and the world have figured out that he's an incompetent, lying narcissist. Who golfs.