Donald “Fake News Purveyor in Chief” Trump was at it again today.
The president of the United States labeled reports of huge protests of his visit to the United Kingdom as “fake news.” He told a press conference that he “didn’t see” large protests. He said the big crowds were there to cheer his presence.
Hmm. Wrong! Here is yet another example of Donald Trump being unwilling — I won’t say “unable” — to tell the truth, even when there is a mountain of physical evidence to debunk whatever nonsense flies out of his mouth.
There has been plenty of video showing the massive protests in London. The Brits do not like the U.S. president, to which I will acknowledge that they’re in good company; most Americans don’t like him, either.
The Hill reports: It is possible that Trump had not been exposed to the protests as he has spent the vast majority of his time in central London, where police established a large security perimeter in anticipation of his visit.
That’s a fair point. But was he unaware of the protests as they were occurring?
OK, I get that Trump does have solid support among those who comprise his political “base.” Whether it’s in this country or abroad, they’re out there, too.
However, they were not out en masse today as the president toured London with British Prime Minister Teresa May.
But yet … Donald Trump chose to mischaracterize the reception he got. He did so in spite of what the world saw with its own eyes.
It makes me wonder: Is there something seriously wrong with a president whose lying is accelerating at a breakneck pace?