Which Lie should Americans believe when Trump speaks?
By Roger Caldwell
The most disturbing reality in America is that almost 45% of the residents are proud of the Trump administration, and they think he is doing a good job. Many think that this thinking is only pervasive in the White community, but if you live in the suburbs it is probably your next door neighbor, who also supports Trump and he/she could be any culture or race.
Almost 1 out of 2 Americans is elated that Trump is a bully, and it does not matter what lie he tells today, yesterday or tomorrow. If 45% of Americans believe Trump is executing his conservative principals everywhere he goes, then he is a great president with a strong backbone.
When tyrants and international criminals control a country or a neighborhood, the residents are weak and powerless. The world and many Americans cannot believe that Trump won the presidency, but when you don’t vote, anyone can become your leader.
Once anyone is your leader, you start to accept any lie they tell you. America has reached that point and each day more residents support Trump on a daily basis.
Last week, on Monday at a joint press conference with President Putin, Trump displayed weakness, and a lack of preparation, which embarrassed all Americans, and millions of world citizens around the globe. Some have charged Trump with treason, but most American would agree on incompetence.
“For a sitting U.S. president to say publicly that he believes a foreign leader over his own intelligence team is shocking and admonishable. At a time when our democracy faces grave threats, it is deeply troubling that the president would side with the very country that attacked us,” says Douglas Schoen of Fox News.
The only person making concessions from the very beginning of the press conference to the end was Trump. Trump’s failure to address and stand up to Russia for illegally meddling in the election proves that the president’s companies are in debt to Russian banks. There is no telling who else Trump owes in Russia, and it could be possible that his life is in danger.
This egregious press conference was disgusting, and during the press conference Trump failed to address our NATO allies concerns. Trump refused to hold Russia and Putin responsible for illegal actions in Crimea and Ukraine and other territorial threats.
After the press conference there was bipartisan outrage from both legislative houses, the media, and also Fox News. Americans could not believe, Trump refused to stand with our U.S. intelligence, and Newt Gingrich said, “This was the worst day and the most serious mistake of Trump’s presidency.” The Wall Street Journal said, “A personal and national embarrassment,” and the Weekly Standard said, “Congress should censure the president.”
Everywhere anyone turned there was a firestorm of criticism, and after 27 hours, Trump decided to quell the furor over his support of Vladimir Putin.
Trump said he reviewed a video of his remarks with Putin after seeing the negative attention they received. He said that he misspoke during the news conference, and that he meant to say he saw no reason why it “wouldn’t” be Russia that interfered in the election. Citing a key sentence in my remarks, Trump said, “I said the word would instead of wouldn’t.”
Even though Trump never makes a mistake, this time he misspoke and all Americans and all over the world everyone should accept his explanation. When you are one of the most powerful men on the planet, Trump really does not care if you believe him.
It really does not matter if you believe him, because by tomorrow he would have told 10 more lies. Lying is what the president does, and Don Lemon says, “Can we still call the president the leader of the United States?”
Remember 45% of Americans still say Trump is doing a good job, and anyone can make a mistake.