Donald John Trump has lied his way through three-plus years of the presidency of the United States.
He has lied about the economic revival and the credit he hogs all for himself. Trump has lied about his business acumen and the manner in which he “built” a fortune. Trump has lied about his intention to forgo golf while running up the largest golfing tab in presidential history. Trump lied about the ease with which it would be to erase the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something better.
He lies when he doesn’t need to lie. He cannot tell the truth. He lies about big matters and small matters.
Yet his base sticks with him. They cling to this man’s idiocy.
Now he is lying about the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak that threatens to become a pandemic. The latest set of lies, of course, now brings serious consequences. He endangers Americans by telling them the threat is overblown; he advises Americans that it’s OK to go to work even when they’re infected with a “slight” case of the virus.
Has this nitwit’s luck run out? Is the president now facing a situation that brings life and death consequences as a result of his incessant lying?
If a presidential administration needs anything at all at times like this, it needs to be seen as credible. It needs to be taken seriously. The president needs to be seen as a calming, steady and truthful presence on the national scene.
Donald Trump and his administration are none of the above. This medical emergency has brought out the worst in the president. It has revealed for all of us to see in plain sight that we cannot trust a single word that comes from this man’s mouth.
He is a dangerous man who remains fundamentally unfit for the office to which he was elected.