President Donald Trump is a pathological liar. And his latest lie about people from the Middle East infiltrating a caravan of immigrants from Central America is blowing up in his face, leading Trump to admit Tuesday that he has absolutely no proof of his earlier assertions regarding the caravan.
And how even Trump’s former communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is saying the president needs to stop lying before American refuse to believe anything he says.
Appearing on CNN Wednesday morning, Scaramucci was asked by host John Berman:
“I asked you what do you call someone who likes to lie? You said a scoundrel. Another thing you could call someone who likes to lie is a liar. Is he a liar?”
“OK, well we both know that he’s telling lies. So if you want me to say he’s a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar. Nobody should lie. I’m not a big believer in lying. But politicians happen to lie.”
“You want to say that to the camera? To the President?”
The former communications director looked into the camera and responded:
“Nobody should lie. But, you know, you’re a politician now, so politicians lie when their lips are moving, and so all these people lie. But you should probably dial down the lying because you don’t need to. You’re doing a great job for the country. So dial that down, and you’ll be doing a lot better.”
Despite having called Trump a liar just seconds earlier, Scaramucci then sounded like he was trying to justify the president’s propensity for telling lies:
“When he goes to a rally like that, you know, there’s a level of embellishment there because he’s playing to the crowd. He’s playing for the laughs. And you know, that’s been his persona, that’s been his style. And by the way, you can’t really argue with the success of it.”
President Obama knew how to play to the crowd and tell a joke, but he didn’t resort to endless lying just so he could get a laugh. Also, Trump wasn’t joking when he made his remarks about the migrant caravan; he was trying to use fear for political purposes.
Here’s the best way to deal with Trump and his lies: Assume everything he says is complete BS until facts are provided.
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