This likely goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway.
Donald Trump is so manifestly untrustworthy that I no longer can believe a single word that flies out of his mouth.
Every declaration this man has made since becoming a politician in June 2015 has been fraught with falsehood. I don’t know why or how it is that it took me so long to make my own non-belief declaration about the president of the United States.
I guess I’m just a bit slow on the uptake.
I’ve been saying since the moment he rode down that Trump Tower escalator to declare his presidential candidacy that Trump is unfit for the office. I based my belief in his unfitness on a number of issues relating to his personal history, his lack of understanding of government, his behavior.
I didn’t factor in his obsession with lying.
Everything he says needs to be fact-checked. All of Trump’s proclamations need to be run through screeners. Not a single statement that comes from the POTUS can be believed.
Nothing! Zero. It’s all phony. It’s all, shall we say, “fake news.”
Here’s the rich part: The president continues to blast the media for reporting “fake news.” Do the media get everything right every single time? No. Of course not. However, the media do manage to retract stories, offer clarifications, or corrections, or make expressions of “regret” for misreporting events and statements that public figures make.
Trump, though, cannot own any single falsehood. He cannot acknowledge his lying. He must make matters worse by lying about his lies.
I am done believing a single thing Donald Trump says.