Why Donald Trump Has To Lie!

- jim Young 20190611

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”  - Adolf Hitler

Donald Trump, is not stupid!
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If you’re anti-Trump and you’re being honest (and not stupid yourself) you have to admit that’s true.

But he’s also an idiot!

And if you’re a Trump supporter and you’re being honest (and not an idiot yourself) you will also have to admit that is true.

Even Donald himself alluded to this on January 8, 2013 when he tweeted the following quote “Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. - Samuel Goldwyn.” 

Ironically it’s in his idiocy that Trump best demonstrates his “smarts” in a warped sort of way.

According to the Washington Post Fact Checker, “As of June 7, his 869th day in office, the president has made 10,796 false or misleading claims.”

That’s more than 12 a day.

As a world leader, you’d have to be an idiot to tell so many blatant lies that can be so easily exposed. Or would you?

Now, before you jump on the Trump bandwagon and go claiming the Washington Post Fact Checker to be fake news, thereby proving yourself to be either an idiot, or stupid, or both, check them out for yourself and, if you’re being honest, you will have to admit that most of these claims, if not all, have at the very least, some validity in them.

On the other hand, what is really shocking is that many of them are bold-faced lies; lies that Trump knows he will be caught on because his previous comments that often contradict his statements have been recorded on video or audio or in print on his own twitter account.

And this is what makes Trump so smart. You see, Trump is smart enough to know he’s not smart enough to be president. So he makes up lies - like telling his supporters that he is a genius. (I said he was smart, I didn’t say he was a genius.)

Trump is smart but he’s not smart enough to always know what he’s talking about so he has to resort to making up facts, often off the top of his head, that support his position.

When challenged on a lie Trump will either continue to deny it’s a lie or he will deny he said it in the first place.

Where most politicians are smart enough to know they have to at least think about what they say first and ensure they will have plausible deniability if it comes back to haunt them, Trump doesn’t have to worry about that. He can just say whatever he wants.

When something comes back to haunt him, Trump simply has to lie and deny.

I remember a department manager I once worked with telling me, “If your wife catches you in bed with another woman, start denying it even while you are putting your pants on. Keep denying it and if you deny it long enough, she will eventually believe you.” 

This was Hitler’s theory that Donald Trump uses in the extreme. Sadly, it seems to be working - at least for his loyal supporters. With every lie Trump becomes caught in, the impact is less devastating until it has become so common place that it is being shrugged off as normal and acceptable behaviour. “Well, that’s just Donald.”

Donald Trump isn’t the first politician to tell a lie. He isn’t even the first politician to be caught in his lies. But he is probably the first politician to have so little respect for his followers that he believes he can so blatantly tell his lies long enough and loud enough that they will eventually be believed or at least ignored.

But hey - if you don’t mind your leader demonstrating such blatant disrespect for you and your country, go ahead and give him another 4 years run at it.

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