An incredible record was just set by the president. In the two years plus since his election the president has managed to lie or exaggerate or distort the truth ten thousand times. And he is a bad liar, terrible at disguising his intentions, unable to use language with any skill to convince us that what he is saying is true. At this point only his followers are buying his snake oil. The rest of us cannot believe that they follow him blindly, that no matter what he does or says they want to believe him, they want to reelect him, they applaud his outrageous exaggerations. Trump says he has a big brain but he doesn’t. He claims to possess a high IQ but there is nothing that he has ever done or said as president that would make us believe that there is high intelligence ruling us from the White House. He says he is the best example physical fitness for any president in American history and mocked Joe Biden as a frail septuagenarian–well, he didn’t use that word because it has too many syllables. It is not surprising that Giuliani and his other lawyers advised him not to agree to be interviewed by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani, as former head of New York’s Southern District is perfectly aware of the distinct possibility that Trump would lie to Mueller with dire consequences. They were also worried that his gigantic ego would lead him to challenge Mueller with overconfident statements, perhaps with one lie or exaggeration too many, possibly with the admission that he was close to the Russians and wanting to do business with them.
After all the investigations Trump feels that he has been vindicated because a pliable Congress lies supine, unable to use the weapons Mueller gave them to start the impeachment process. Furthermore, William Barr, the new Attorney General that he wanted so badly, has given him cover, and now we find that Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, was secretly advising Trump that he had nothing to fear. So, Rod lied, adding his name to the list of Trump’s aides who have built a wall of lies to surround the prevaricator in chief. Kelly Anne Conway continues to defend Trump with a constant repetition of the same words Giuliani and Trump are using: “No collusion,” “No obstruction,” perhaps attempting to convince herself. One could hope that after reaching the above-mentioned record of lies Trump would be shamed into adopting a more truthful posture, avoiding exaggerations and lies. But that is not his nature, and he actually enjoys being the clown at his rallies with dramatic pauses and fermented lies that bring his audiences to their feet. So many public servants have lost their souls in this administration, we lost count. Many are in jail, and more will go soon. We should not be surprised to see Trump walking the perp walk into his helicopter after pardoning himself, family and friends from all their crimes. And he will go on lying to protect the record of lies he accumulated.