I am staring a serious quandary squarely in the face.
Donald John Trump will speak to the nation tonight about whether to erect The Wall along our southern border.
I plan to watch him. I plan to listen to every word he says. My quandary is this: How much of it will I believe?
All Americans know — or should know — that this president is arguably the most pathological liar ever to hold the nation’s highest office. He cannot tell the truth even when the truth would play better than a falsehood.
He wants to build The Wall because, he says, the nation is being invaded by terrorists sneaking in across our border with Mexico. The figures belie that allegation. He’ll say it anyway. He is considering whether to declare a national emergency, which he says would allow him to reallocate money to build The Wall without congressional approval.
I’ll watch, listen and ponder what he says.
I also plan to watch the response that will come from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. They’ll seek to refute whatever the president declares.
I am on their side in this fight. We don’t need a wall to secure our border. The president has decided that The Wall is enough of an issue to shut down part of the federal government.
However, I just cannot believe anything he says . . . about anything!