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Monday, June 10, 2019

Trump's Lying. Again.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why President Malignant Liar keeps calling the media who reports his lies "fake." TrumpCultists will not believe what is reported and will continue to swallow his lies.

However, the majority of the country knows better and understands that Trump is a pathological liar:

June 10, 2019321  WASHINGTON — 

The Mexican foreign minister said Monday that no secret immigration deal existed between his country and the United States, directly contradicting President Trump’s claim on Twitter that a “fully signed and documented” agreement would be revealed soon. 

 Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s top diplomat, said at a news conference in Mexico City that there was an understanding that both sides would evaluate the flow of migrants in the coming months. And if the number of migrants crossing the United States border was not significantly reduced, he said, both sides had agreed to renew discussions about more aggressive changes to regional asylum rules that could make a bigger impact.

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Helen Highwatertower said...

Off hand I can't think of any time when tRump isn't lying.

Dave Miller said...

He did nothing. Except decide to stop a series of tariffs he wanted to use to advance his immigration "policies". Mexico say there's nothing new, the admin can point to nothing new, and Trump has been shown to be basically just making stuff up... again.

Helen Highwatertower said...

"We had Mueller deploying platoons of swat teams to drag in non-violent people who are not a flight risk, rather than just notify their lawyer to have them come in, as is normally done"

Mueller, intentionally or otherwise, has sent the message that those who support(ed) Trump will have their lives forever ruined."

And that is a justified punishment for destroying our country.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Michelle Goldberg: Months ago, Mexico consented to expanding a program in which migrants seeking asylum in the United States wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated, and to deploying more of its national guard to block migrants. It looks as if negotiators of the deal made on Friday simply ramped up the scale of these agreements to give Trump a face-saving way to back down from tariffs that threatened the American economy as well as the Mexican one.

As it became clear — at least to those outside the Fox News bubble — how little Trump had achieved, he grew even more splutteringly incoherent than usual. “Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have,” until the deal, he wrote in one tweet. Trump went on to claim that Mexico had made further, secret concessions that would be revealed at a later date, which Mexico’s foreign minister denied. (Some have reported that Trump was referring to a potential regional pact on asylum that would include Central and South American countries and the United Nations, which Mexico said it could be open to discussing.)

All this was just the latest demonstration that, personal branding to the contrary, the president is terrible at making deals. What he’s good at is what might be called deal theater — made-for-TV melodramas with self-generated crises, over-the-top demands, and suspenseful arbitrary deadlines. The point of these exercises isn’t to solve a problem, but to pacify Trump with the illusion that he is winning so that he doesn’t feel the need to break anything.

The question for everyone else is whether to play along, because Trump is less dangerous if he thinks Mexico has submitted. Until now, the president has regularly stoked his nativist base by treating the humanitarian emergency at the border as a security threat. Now he has an interest in exaggerating the degree to which the problem has been solved, just as he now plays down North Korea’s nuclear capabilities rather than admit his own failure.

Facing widespread mockery for his Potemkin deal, Trump tweeted on Monday that if Mexico’s legislature fails to enact the provisions of its purported secret agreement with the U.S., the tariffs will go into effect. There’s an implicit threat here: Don’t provoke him. If he doesn’t get the headlines he wants, there’s no telling what he might do.

Rational Nation USA said...

So, tRump is the Manchrian Candidate?

Someone once said our country would be destroyed from within.

I believe it was N. Khrushchev. It's looking like his words were prophetic.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN I don't think Trump is the Manchurian Candidate, but I do believe that our enemies know how easily Trump can be manipulated through flattery. We've seen it with our own eyes and heard it with our own ears.

Dave Miller said...

When asked about Trump's secret deal, government officials in Mexico City responded with this... 🤦🏽‍♂️