If by chance you were hopeful that Donald Trump and his team would miraculously morph into honest, decent people after he was inaugurated, this weekend provided a rude awakening. I must admit it was so underhanded and patently unethical that it shocked even me – a full-time Trump critic.

Just 24 hours into the presidency, the lies started. I am choosing to use the word “lies” here because we must call a lie a lie. They didn’t misspeak. When we call a downright lie something other than a lie – like “an inaccurate statement,” or an “error,” or even a “falsehood,” we fail in our fundamental duty as citizens to hold our leaders accountable. This weekend, Trump, his Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, each looked us all right in the face and told stone cold lies.

It started with Trump. Speaking before the CIA, in front of a wall honoring fallen officers, he lied when he said that it was the media that completely concocted a beef between himself and the agency. But it was Trump himself who compared the CIA to Nazis and put quotation marks around the word “intelligence” every time he’d tweet about the intelligence community.

The fact that he was willing, in his first full day in office, to stand up on the microphone and lie like that was breathtaking. Either he actually believes his own lies, which would be troubling, or he simply lacks such a moral core that standing up before the nation and lying to everybody just doesn’t bother him. Any pretense that the gravity of the moment or the importance of the position would humble him in any way has now been thrown out the window. Donald is Donald and Donald is a liar.

Just a few hours later, Spicer held an angry impromptu press conference. His first press conference was not scheduled to happen until yesterday, but this, it appeared, was an emergency. Except it wasn’t. Spicer, who eventually stormed off without taking a single question, stated over and over and over again that Trump’s inauguration was the largest inauguration in American history.

Except it wasn’t. The non-partisan Pulitzer Prize winning fact-checker, Politifact, evaluated every word that came out of Spicer’s mouth and deemed his statement that it was “the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period” to be a “pants on fire” lie – the worst rating a statement can receive from the organization.  In fact, not a single reputable fact-checking body supports what Spicer said. Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration was the largest in American history, but it appears that Obama’s 2013 inauguration and even Clinton’s in 1993 were each larger than Trump’s.

Either it was the largest crowd ever assembled for an inauguration or it wasn’t. That’s not an opinion – it’s math. It was not the largest crowd ever for an inauguration – period. That he felt it necessary to call an emergency press conference to press such a lie says everything we need to know about him and the Trump White House. They are petty and will lie right in your face if they feel slighted in any way.

With 24 hours to reflect on the foolish lies of Trump and Spicer, Conway made her rounds on the Sunday news circuit. What she said to Chuck Todd on Meet The Press will never be forgotten. When Todd pushed her on the fact that Spicer repeatedly lied in his press conference, Conway first threatened to end the White House’s relationship with either NBC or Meet the Press over Todd’s persistence, then she dropped a bomb of epic proportions.

Conway said that Spicer relied on “alternative facts” for his conclusion that Trump’s inauguration was the largest ever. Todd, as you could imagine, was gobsmacked at the reply. What the hell are “alternative facts?” Whether Conway made that up right then or there is unclear, but what is clear is that the White House is not guided by honesty and integrity.

I’ll close with this. By introducing the concept of “alternative facts” into atmosphere, what we have here is the troubling, frightening normalization of dishonesty. Trump continued lying late last night – repeating a lie he told a few months ago that he actually won the popular vote because millions of Hillary’s votes were fraudulent.  Do not allow yourself to get used to this. We must call him out and we must never accept that this behavior is OK. `

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38 thoughts on “Donald Trump And His Staff Are Liars And We Must Call Them Out

  1. A Good Catholic Girl on said:

    Gee Weez, we will not know when to run and hide from the bombs. He and his surrogates lie to lie. If one lies about a crowd size, when it was clearly evident that he did NOT have as many people as he and his liar liar staff proclaimed, then when do we believe him?

    • Really on said:

      Yes he is going to get some people killed it’s not just about the us there are people on
      Edge around the world watching this disaster that is Donald trump.

      • These brave soldiers died looking for traitor Bowe Bergdahl. You remember him, the deserter Obama traded for 5 terrorist, 3 of them have already joined forces killing Americans overseas.
        Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were killed by a roadside bomb in Paktika province on Aug. 18, 2009, while trying to find Bergdahl.
        Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah, died Aug. 26 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack.
        2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, Texas, died Sept. 4 in Paktika Province when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade.
        Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, Texas, died Sept. 6 in Paktika province after being wounded by an IED.
        Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill., was seriously wounded in Paktika province when Taliban forces attacked his vehicle with an improvided explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire.

  2. Honestly on said:

    Cave n!@@ers are liars, bastards and thieves. Expect nothing less, this is their nature. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

    • It’s obvious that @Honestly cannot read because I have been asking him for quite along time “Who let them out of the caves?”

      • Speaking of can’t read. Look no further than your dumb ass prez. Your dumbasses who voted for him are about to pay for a wall we sane ppl didn’t ask for. This fool is losing what lil bit of sense he had in that bird brain of his. Sad. Sad Sad

  3. FallMornings on said:

    Children and spouses should be off limits when it comes to political posturing. If this had been Obama’s children, Blacks would be rioting in the streets.

  4. Go ahead: “Alternative Facts vs.”Normalization of Dishonesty.” How come only a portion of America (those who didn’t vote for his a**) recognize that this man is mentally unstable?! This is the 21st Century’s revision of “the Emperor’s Clothes”: He staffs his cabinet with people who are mentally unstable as well, to back up his lies and hold “emergency” press conferences to talk about whose inauguration crowd was larger, etc. Who cares?! Since (Tr)Chump’s such an egotist, shouldn’t he just be happy that he won the frikkin’ election and everyone is stuck with his a** for the next 4 years?! But they can’t hold an emergency conference on people needing to keep their health coverage or their federal jobs?! I’ll say this…the press/media will have plenty of work because they won’t run out of stories regarding this mis-administration. Next up: How do we reinforce in our children that integrity “trumps” lies and dishonesty when they see the “President” in the White House blatantly throwing tantrums and antagonizing the truth just to stroke his own ego??

    • Well said. Ppl don’t get it. This man will be bad for this country. They will soon Find out. He’s doing too much too fast. It will bite him in the ass. Cut, cut, cut that’s all they do when they run the govt. cut everything but the military bc their will be a war. This man doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. He’s doing what his minions like bannon, pence and rebieus tell him what to go. I didn’t spell their names with capital letters bc their small ppl

  5. Hey Chris,

    So much for the long list of “talking loud, and saying nothing!”

    How could You forget that America was built on lies, violence, murder, and stealing?…

      • There weren’t any. Let’s talk about the nonsense you’re prez is suggesting. He thinks with his ignorant ass that 3-5 mil ppl committed voter fraud. He is such a narcissistic maniac he knws no such thing happened. He just like staying in the news and the media fall for it hook, line and sinker. This man child is dangerous as hell. Look out world, Theirs a nut running lose and he resides in the White House. Smdh. 63 million suckers.

  6. It is a sad situation when folks like Trump, Conway, Spicer, and Trump’s children tell lies as a means of survival. They will never be at peace with themselves, because when you tell lies; you have to remember them. These people and their supporters are insecure, jealous souls. Trump is jealous that President Obama’s Inauguration was so “HUUUUGE!”

  7. We can’t live in two americas, one based in reality tv and one based in reality. One based on fake news and lies and one based in real time. Americans will have stand up everyday and speak truth to power…thank you ladies of the world for helping lead the way !!

  8. Melania, should be worried about her dumb ass husband not coming clean about his taxes and businesses with China and Russia. While she was trying to comment on former President Obama’s birth certificate we are not for sure if she is here legal. Trump is a sexual predator and a child molester and all the people that voted for a man like this is deplorable.

  9. Hey Shaun, where were you when these lies were told?

    I only heard about Hillary Clintons email account when I saw it on the news.
    The Taliban is not a terrorist organization
    I just heard about Gruber before I came to this press conference.
    We have ebola under control.
    Clapper gave me wrong Intel. It’s his fault.
    I promised to end the war in Iraq and I did.
    I never ordered the Taliban swap it was Hagel
    Not even a smidgeon of corruption
    I only found out about it when I saw it on the news.
    We won’t negotiate with terrorists.
    I will have the most transparent administration in history.
    I have Shovel ready jobs.
    The IRS is not targeting anyone.
    Benghazi was about a movie.
    If I had a son.
    I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
    You didn’t build that.
    I will restore trust in Government.
    The cops acted stupidly.
    I am not after your guns.
    The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk.
    It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.
    Whistle blowers will be protected.
    We got back Every Dime we Used to Rescue the Banks, with interest.
    I will close Gitmo.
    I am not spying on American citizens.
    ObamaCare will be good for America.
    You can keep your family doctor.
    Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
    If you like your plan, you can keep it. Period.
    We’ll put it on C-Span.
    Your taxes will not go up unless you make more than 250K a year.
    I will cut the deficit in half in 3 1/2 years or this will be a one term proposition.
    The recession is over.
    I’m not an ideologue.
    We will get to the bottom of this.
    I will not sign the NDAA bill.
    no lobbyists in my administration.
    I’ll go through the budget line by line.
    Fast And Furious.
    I’ve never met the uncle I used to live with.
    I Barack Hussein Obama pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America

  10. I don’t believe there were nearly as many, and no Trump shouldn’t sweat it after all nearly 64 million people were behind him on Nov 8th

  11. Before I was somewhat neutral on Melania in that I could take, or leave her (although I don’t like to hear her speak because it’s hard to understand what she’s saying). But I’m done with her now that I heard the (old) tape interview with Joy Behar on the radio this morn where she said something to the effect that not only Donald wants to see President Obama’s birth certificate; but the people want to see it. That was BS then, and it’s BS now. I’m sure (some….a small group) wanted to see his birth certificate but NOT MOST PEOPLE, and she should have prefaced her comments with that

    • Oh U mean the women who couldn’t write her own speech. After she lied and said she did, only to find out she plagerized Michele’s speech. She can’t speaka no English. Lol. Bye Felicia!!

      • At least she has an excuse for not knowing how to speak, write and spell the words of the English language. It’s not her first language. What’s your excuse? I’m not excusing her plagiarism. All I’m saying is, be careful about throwing stones when you live a glass house.

    • A Good Catholic Girl on said:

      This girl Melania is a clone of her disgusting husband. She’s an illegal puppet just as he is a Putin Puppet.

  12. The media is slowly starting to call Trump out on his lies. Also….to me a man has issues when he has to be 1st, the biggest, best, Huuuuuge on everything. To me that’s a sign of weakness, and insecurity.

  13. Anyone who watched Chump’s inauguration noticed the difference in the mass crowds that lined the Washington DC mall when Barack H. Obama was sworn in and his.
    From what I saw, there was a lot of EMPTY SPACE!!!!!!!!!

    Chump has an INFLATED EGO which needs to be shot down!!!!!!!!!!!
    Look for more LIES from his minions and toads!!!!!!!!

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