Promoter in Chief.
That sounds better than professional liar. We are all aware that the president tends to present a filtered set of facts as bedrock. The best ever, the greatest ever, exceptional, never seen before. Often times the interpretation of the filtered data is accurate. IT is simply that the data is incomplete, so the statement is often times misleading, or not accurate. The phenomenon is portrayed as lying. The media is quick to indict Trump as a liar, not as someone who promotes a favorable narrative. Most will acquiesce to saying many statements are misleading.
This is generally accepted as politics. We expect politicians to dodge, dance and weave around then truth. Trump’s opponents have outright lied for years. Whether it be the Dossier, Collusion, Unstable, Racist, Misogynist, Alt Right, Nazi, Corrupt, Naïve, Not fit or whatever. Many lies have been told about Trump by politicians and the media. It is important to remember that Trump ran as a non-politician, so it is unfair for him to act like one.
Recent revelations of classified documents show that the basis of allegations against Trump were entirely fabricated. Sure, it is more enticing to advance viewership, increase ratings, by making up stories and promoting false narratives. After all, it is showbiz, not the news. If it were news, it would be based on solid information. Yet, the anti-Trump Fervor is based on lies.
So, we have a promoter in chief, and an insurgent group that says criticize no matter what. Data be damned. Promote a narrative until it is true. This is the world of useful idiots that will believe what you tell them. Even when it is demonstrably false. Trust in Schiff for those truly afflicted. Define a man’s character even if there is no way to support your conclusion with policy. Call Trump a racist even if there is no evidence to support your view, but much evidence in policy that refutes the accusations.
Words not deeds drive the opinions of the aroused. Appeal to the base with baseless claims. Let us admit that Trump misleads with his choice of words. Let us also admit that no president has ever faced an ever-lasting onslaught of misinformation from professional liars in the media and political class. Hopefully, we can agree that #allliesmatter.