Wednesday evening, as scandal swirled all around him and his lies increased with every tweet, President Trump went to Iowa for one of his patented victory rallies, even though the election was over seven months ago. Apparently Trump needs to bask in the adoration of his brain dead acolytes whenever visions of impeachment and incarceration become too much to take.
On Thursday morning, the MSNBC show Morning Joe did a two-minute mashup of comments the president made in Iowa, and it was nothing short of perfection. It began when historian Jon Meacham commented on how much Trump looks and acts like a tinpot dictator:
“Even now, in regimes like North Korea, where the dear leader speaks and we’re all supposed to salute, that what the dear leader says has to be followed, whether it’s associated with reality or not, whether it’s grounded in reality or not.”
Then former Bush White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan gave an assessment of Trump supporters and their aversion to truth that should be required reading in every political science class in the United States:
“The empirical evidence is there, (but) the difference is that, I believe that a lot of Trump supporters, his most die-hard supporters, see these as little lies. They see them as lies that don’t matter, whereas, you know, they put up with the political class for so many years that has been lying about big things. You know, President (Barack) Obama saying you can keep your insurance. Now they see it as President Obama was spying on the incoming president’s team. But this is how Trump supporters perceive it.”
And Sam Stein of the Huffington Post made sure and reminded us all that Trump’s lies aren’t harmless; they’re dangerous:
“You have a series of falsehoods peddled at these rallies, and then you combine it with what is objectively a crackdown on the press corps, what’s happening at the White House right now, where you don’t have live briefings, you don’t have audio or video coming from the briefings.”
We cannot rid ourselves of Donald Trump soon enough. Hurry up, impeachment train!
Here’s the fact-check mashup of Donnie’s endless lies:
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 22, 2017
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org