Daniel Dale, writing at CNN:
Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump’s
presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk
from the town dump.
There’s just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can
make a decision.
But I’m qualified for the dirty job. I fact checked every word
uttered by this President from his inauguration day in January
2017 until September 2020 — when the daily number of lies got so
unmanageably high that I had to start taking a pass on some of his
remarks to preserve my health.
If I were asked to sum up the entire Trump era in one word, the word I’d choose is lies.
Lies, lies, lies. Liars telling lies. One very talented liar telling lies that many others parroted. Lies. Lies are poison. We’re not hooked up to assume that when one side says A, and the other side says B, that one side (or both) might be lying. We’re hooked up to assume both sides are arguing in good faith, for what they perceive to be the truth.
Also: Daniel Dale gets a 3-month vacation, right?
★ Tuesday, 19 January 2021