a reply to: EartOccupant
Let's ignore the source of the claim for a second. The claim is that 3-5 million people illegally cast votes in the last presidential election. 3-5
MILLION. What does that say for past presidential elections? What does that say for all the down ballot elections? What does it say for the future of
It's an astounding claim to make.
Now let's consider the person who is making it — the President of the United States of America. Let's consider some of the lies that US presidents
have been called out for.
" have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars" -- FDR
"I am not a crook." -- Nixon
"We did not, I repeat, did not trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we." -- Reagan on Iran-Contra
"Read my lips, no new taxes" -- Bush 41
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman." -- Bill Clinton
"We found the weapons of mass destruction." -- Bush 43
"If you like your doctor, you can keep him" -- Obama
We expect that the President of the United States will at the VERY LEAST not tell easily disproved lies. When they do tell whoppers, they tend to be
remembered. Donald Trump clearly projects a belief that honesty and integrity are paramount as he has given folks nicknames like "Lyin' Ted" and
rarely utters the word "media" without prefacing it with the word "dishonest."
In three press conferences, we've gotten a whole lot of bulls# already. I also believe that the backlash to the first press conference may have led to
a change in the approach for the second. I said as much that day
It seems like the backlash over the first non-press conference, the ridicule of the "alternative facts" statement, etc had a definite
I'm going to continue to call this stuff out because if Donald Trump is really a man of the people, then we can pressure him to clean up his act. If
he's not, then when is it too early to sound the alarm? It's a win-win. Beyond that, I am honestly concerned that Trump has fostered a lowering of the
Is it partisan to want the President to be honest? I think it's a massively astounding claim for which he has no evidence and that it's a big deal
that people are so desensitized to Donald Trump lying already that it's like "oh, is this lie really a big deal?"