Donald Trump, aka The Lyin’ King, is well known for his inability to tell the truth. I’m not talking about boasting. I’m talking about outright lies.
Not only does Trump lie on a regular basis, he lies about things that are real easy to trace. But he doesn’t seem to care, nor do his supporters.
His latest bold faced lie had to do with the coronavirus, when he proclaimed Tuesday: “I’ve always known this is real–this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” He repeated the claim earlier today.
This is a complete 180 from what he was saying less than 2 months ago, when he said of the pandemic on Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It is going to be fine.”
At a rally in New Hampshire on Feb. 10, he told a gathering of acolytes: “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” He followed that with a tweet 14 days later: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”
Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, and a man who knows you don’t last long if you contradict the president, said Feb. 25: “We have contained this, I won’t say airtight but pretty close to airtight.”
Trump said the next day: “When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” Shortly thereafter, he gave himself a 10 on a scale of 10 for his handling of the crisis.
Either Trump’s an idiot, or he thinks the people he’s talking to are.