Thursday, June 30, 2022

Why does almost anyone have more credibility than an American president by the name of Trump??

During his term as President of the United StatesDonald Trump made tens of thousands of false or misleading claims; The Washington Post's fact-checker had tallied the number as 30,573, an average of about 21 per day by the end of his presidency.[1][5][6][7] Characterized as a use of the "firehose of falsehoodpropaganda technique,[8] commentators and fact-checkers have described the scale of his mendacity as "unprecedented" in American politics,[9][10][11][12][13] and the consistency of these falsehoods became a distinctive part of both his business and political identity.[14] Trump often denied having made controversial statements.[15][16] By June 2019, after initially resisting to do so, many news organizations began to describe some of his falsehoods as "lies",[17] which are false statements that the speaker knows are false. The Washington Post said his frequent repetition of claims he knew to be false amounted to a campaign based on disinformation.[18] Trump campaign CEO and presidency chief strategist Steve Bannon said that the press, rather than Democrats, was Trump's primary adversary and "the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit."[19][20]

As part of their attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election, Trump and his allies repeatedly and falsely claimed there had been massive election fraud and that Trump had really won the election.[7] Their effort was characterized by some as an implementation of the "big lie" propaganda technique.[21]


  1. When he was running for president, Al Gore set some kind of record for telling lies. Someone clocking him recorded at least 2 big ones every day at one point in the campaign. But somehow when Trump lies this is a new thing and only he can't be trusted.

  2. "What about" is a wonderful way to evade issues. Gore was never President and any misstatements or lies that you claim he made were made too long ago for me to remember or argue about. Gore never questioned the orderly transition of power. Do you find it conceivable that Trump "really won"? If you do, I consider you to be, as Catholics would say "invincibly ignorant." If you don't than this one lie of Trump is a terrible threat to democracy.

  3. The logical conclusion, given Donald Trump's sucess in business and politics, is that lying doesn't necessarily lead to failure, and at best may give someone an edge over their opponents in the current political milieu in America.

    That being the case, why constantly and repeatedly keep pointing this out?

  4. "It's easier to fool people, than to convince them that they have been fooled". - Mark Twain

  5. Kalonymus HaQatanJuly 3, 2022 at 1:21 AM

    That's absolutely true, and again, at the risk of repeating myself, this is why the Golden calf and avodah zarah were so successfully adopted, and why the Kuzari principle fails.

  6. Donald Trump was in a crowded field when he ran for the Republican Presidential nominate. He won the nomination. Then he won the Presidency. Unless...are you implying it was a Russian assist that made him President? That really he would have otherwise lost?

    Donald Trump is worth billions of dollars. Is that not a measure of success on a financial scale?


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