U.S. Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who was ousted from the administration in just ten days, said that President Donald Trump lies so much “because it’s fun.” “He does it because he thinks it’s fun,” Scaramucci told CNN on Friday morning. “He also does it because he likes the fact that you guys are talking about it. At the end of the day for him there’s a very large group of people inside of our population that, when he does it and the media talks about it, they laugh.” Scaramucci served as an adviser on Trump’s transition team and was officially hired on July 21, 2017 to take on the role of communications director. His hiring prompted the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus. But after a tumultuous start to his job, where he threatened to “fire everybody” and vowed to purge the administration of leakers, Scaramucci was fired after just … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Lies So Much ‘Because It’s Fun,’ Ex-White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Says
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Joe Scarborough says that regardless of Mueller's findings, Trump's vocal support of Russia will isolate voters in the 2020 election (MSNBC) Regardless of what was uncovered in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, President Trump and his administration isolated a crucial voter block for the 2020 election because of their support of Russia, according to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. His claim comes in light of the news Mueller's report may be made public in the coming weeks. Attorney General William Barr's summary revealed Mueller could not find evidence that Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 election, but Scarborough says it's likely that Barr "tightened it [the report] up as much as he could." Even if Mueller's official report shows President Trump isn't criminally implicated, his outward support of Russia won't be popular with voters in the 2020 presidential election, the former congressman opined. … [Read more...] about Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump ‘lied about support of Russia,’ regardless of what Mueller found
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, will call Trump “a conman” and a “cheat” in his opening remarks before Congress on Wednesday, according to prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press and the New York Times.Cohen, known for years as Trump’s “fixer,” pleaded guilty to various federal crimes -- including campaign-finance violations related to “hush money” paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. He soon will begin a three-year prison sentence. He will say he is “ashamed” that he “chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.” The president’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, responded by saying it’s “laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies.”Below are five of the key accusations Cohen … [Read more...] about Donald Trump lied about Moscow deal, knew about hacked emails: 5 stunning new Michael Cohen accusations
“Why did we bother to lie?” An interesting question, not often asked, despite the Trump era being a Golden Age of Deception, a veritable Liapalooza, with the president telling a dozen fibs a day, or more. Lying so predictably that before his address to the nation Tuesday, dramatizing his demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall, the networks struggled to form a plan to address the rain of falsehoods certain to come. Fact checkers were standing by to refute the lies before they were uttered, the way that color commentators are in place to describe the action sure to unfold on a football field. But is this the only way lying can be handled? The media, with its dumb ox tendency to strain forward, plowing the rut it always plows, has for years kept careful track of each presidential untruth, counting them, tallying them up, as if points will be awarded at the end. “Why did we bother to lie?” While keeping score, the process of lying, itself, its utility, is rarely … [Read more...] about We know Donald Trump lies a lot, but why?
opinion EJ Montini Arizona Republic Published 12:18 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 Is it journalism or silly nitpicking to point out that President Donald Trump has been lying lately about where his father was born? Last week I wrote a blog post pointing out that among Trump’s most recent lies is one in which he says his father was born in Germany. That isn’t true. I heard from readers about that post pretty quickly. For example, one supporter of the president wrote: “He ‘lied’ about his dad’s birthplace? That’s the best you got, Eddie? That’s not journalism. That’s desperation.” Actually, it’s journalism. Why little lies matter In fact, it’s vital journalism. It is vitally important to point out that the president of the United States is willing to tell a lie — more than once — that is so easily disproved. After his meeting with European Union leaders, Trump said in an interview with CBS News, … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump lies to everyone; his supporters lie to themselves