Donald Trump declared he was “too busy” to watch the televised impeachment inquiry hearings in the House of Representatives.
“Too busy ” doing what remains a mystery to many of us, but that’s what he said.
What, then, did the president do on Friday during the second day of hearings? He fired off a Twitter message that former Ukraine envoy Marie Yovanovitch said would “intimidate” future witnesses. Indeed, the president commented in real time on what the ex-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was telling members of the House Intelligence Committee.
Therefore, the president was watching the hearings. He wasn’t “too busy” tending to statecraft.
Why does the Prevaricator in Chief continue to lie?
I have referred to his “gratuitous” lying. He lies when he doesn’t need to lie. He lies for the sake of saying the first thing that enters his skull and flies out of his mouth. Why would he tell the nation he would be “too busy” to watch the hearings when he was watching them?
I don’t get this guy. I don’t understand what rattles around inside his noggin that compels him to lie. What’s more, he’s proven to be a bad liar. He’s not good at it. He says things that are demonstrably fictitious.
Case in point: He has told the nation that he lost “many friends” on 9/11 inside the Twin Towers as they collapsed. He did not. It has been shown that he didn’t attend a single funeral for anyone who died on that terrible day. Yet he lies about losing friends?
To my way of thinking, that fits the description of a “gratuitous lie.” It is something he says because, well, he can.
Donald Trump is never “too busy” to tear himself away from a TV set whenever he is the subject of whatever is being broadcast.