While we never thought that we’d be a country stuck with lying, cheating president — here we are. Considering POTUS has now surpassed the 10,000 lie mark according to the Washington Post Fact Checker, which is over a dozen lies out of his mouth per day, it’s hard to remember a time when we were anything but in the throes of corruption and deceit. It’s disheartening.
Sometimes we’re left wondering if Trump even really believes the bullshit that spews from his own mouth on the regular. Seriously, he can’t possibly, right? He has to know that, at least some of the time, that he’s just absolutely full of shit. Either that or the dementia is really digging its claws in him.
It turns out we’re not so far off the mark, after all. Oftentimes, Trump is seen as a conman whose main objective is conning his opposition. But Trump is, in fact, a conman who strives to con everyone he comes in contact with — his own base included. And his narcissistic personality often leaves him screeching and screaming his lies at America, pissed that we don’t automatically and unwittingly drink the proverbial Kool-Aid.
Trump’s very own son-in-law Jared Kushner, who’s been under scrutiny for a multitude of wrongdoings lately, actually accidentally admitted to everything we suspected about his father-in-law. Kushner was previously the publisher of the New York Observer where he had an interesting conversation with his lead editor, Elizabeth Spiers.
A right-wing blogger got his undies in a bunch over Ms. Spiers calling Trump a liar. So, she took to social media to tell a little story about her time at the Observer and gave the public a scathing example of why she might use the term “liar” for Mr. Trump:
In case it’s not clear, that is Jared Kushner, Donald’s own family, admitting that he’s playing this whole damn country for a bunch of fools — his own party included. He doesn’t believe half of what comes out of his mouth. He just knows that his followers will.
Everyday America feels a little closer to Jonestown — full of unsuspecting, devout followers that refuse to listen to reason as our abusive dictator dump cyanide in the Kool-Aid before our very eyes.
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