“President Trump is the leader of the United States. He is also a liar. This has been well-documented. Lying was a big part of his business strategy … Now, as commander in chief, he misleads the public constantly”: @brianstelter discusses the media calling a lie a lie pic.twitter.com/KEgbPLywx8
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) May 27, 2018
Courtesy of The Hill:
CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday criticized President Trump, calling him a liar and saying his lies have been well-documented.
“President Trump is the leader of the United States. He is also a liar,” Stelter said on his show, “Reliable Sources.”
“This has been well-documented. Lying was a big part of his business strategy — he called it ‘truthful hyperbole.’ Now, as commander in chief, he misleads the public constantly.”
Stelter addressed public criticism that news outlets have been loath to call Trump a “liar” or use the word “lie” to characterize his falsehoods.
“I understand why many of you want news outlets to use the ‘L-word,’ ‘lie,’ more often. You want us to affirm what we all see: that Trump has a truth problem,” he said. “You [the public] want us to recognize that it’s damaging the country and you want us to rethink how we do our jobs as a result.”
This, of course, follows MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace who abruptly stopped reading Trump tweets because, as she phrased it, “These are boldfaced lies.”
This is inarguably an important development and one that needs to spread to ALL of the news agencies reporting on Donald Trump.
The man is a habitual liar, and every time he tells an untruth that needs to be clarified for everybody reading a newspaper, watching cable TV, or even getting their news from a blog or website.
Donald Trump relies on others to remain polite and follow protocols that would typically restrain them from calling him out for his lies.
But that needs to stop now!
Donald Trump is a liar!
And worse he is the kind of liar who even lies when there is no reason to lie!
And even worse than that he is clearly a liar who often seems to believe his own lies!
A man in his position with this absolute disregard for the truth is very, very dangerous.
But he is rendered less so IF the media consistently calls him out on his lies.
And from this moment forward that is exactly what we all need to do.