Trump lies when he professes a disbelief in the CIA’s conclusion that the Saudi Crown prince ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or that he doesn’t believe in carbon-driven climate change.
He’s not stupid or psychotic. He knows the facts very well. But in his NSHO these facts are unwelcome and therefore irrelevant!
He’s not a simple liar. Rather, he doesn’t find the facts important.
He said that the initial excuses by the Saudi leadership were the worst cover-up ever. You can only cover up something that is there.
The respectable press (“the fake media” – i.e. the media exposing the fake) need to stop taking him at his words and stop asking his opinion. He won’t tell you what he thinks because he knows it’s not presentable.
The father of Dutch political satire (Wim Kan) characterized such speech by: “What I say, I don’t think, and what I think, I don’t say.”
One gives credibility to whatever comes out of his mouth by pondering out loud how he can say total nonsense or by being genuinely shocked by his implausible twists and baseless denials. But if he finds the facts immaterial, his opinion is immaterial. One doesn’t insult the presidency by calling a spade a spade. One insults it by giving a con artist the mike.
Besides, more than golfing, he likes to mislead. For him, it’s all a reality show (i.e. what you show when you go unscripted). They believed me, he must chuckle to himself constantly. They fell for this one. They’ll fall for this one soon, I betcha. Can’t wait to hear them quote this beauty….
He enjoys saying the exact opposite of the truth and see how the media take that. If you want to know what he really thinks, merely turn around what he utters. That seems to reliably indicate his true thoughts.
He takes President Reagan’s act a whole step further. The actor-turned-president knew how to use verbal and facial expression to make believable and respectable whatever he said. But he had some sound ideas whispered into his ear by a smart wife. Trump pushes pure drivel.
Stop depicting Trump as an intellectually, emotionally challenged bigot. It’s all blue smoke and mirrors to distract us and hide the plain truth that he’s just a reverse Robin Hood, stealing from the poor to give to the rich.
As he would add: Believe me.