This just in: We all know that Trump lies. There are questions about his actual understanding of this. At times, he actually doesn’t seem to know that he’s lying. There are times when he lies in the face of direct evidence to the contrary. He even sometimes lies by having two consecutive sentences contradict each other.
In the end, we throw up our hands and say, “Perhaps he’s just insane.”
However, Trump has really ramped up the Lie Factory output in recent days. Let’s look at a couple of his big ones.
The 10% tax cut: Trump announced this at a rally. He claimed that there would be a 10% tax cut passed in a week that would target the middle class. Here is the problem with this. No one, anywhere, knew about this. Congress, which takes months to craft a tax cut had no idea what he was talking about. In fact, he said, “next week” when in fact, Congress was on recess and would not even be in town next week.
He just made this up. Everyone knew he made it up. And yet, the people at the rally applauded loudly.
There is the Caravan Lie. I’ve already covered this biggie. However, let’s not lose track of what this lie really is – A Dog Whistle to his racist base that wants non-whites kept out of the country.
Now he claims he has the ability to change the Constitution of the United States by Executive Order. He wants to get rid of the 14th Amendment which says that if you are born in the United States, you are a citizen. This is just another Dog Whistle calling to White Supremacists as Trump continues to try and keep American white.
I might go another way than Trump on this issue. I might suggest that if your dad was wealthy enough to buy you 5 draft deferrals, you lose your citizenship.
Trump claimed “riots in California” over sanctuary cities. Need I say it….Dog Whistle.
This entire immigration deal is about white supremacists. I’ve been saying for well over a year, “We need more immigrants, not less!!” Our economy is stalling due to lack of labor. We need more people. Finally, I saw an economist on television say this very same thing.
Election Day is just 6 days away. If you are like me, you don’t vote along party lines but rather, you vote for the best candidate. This year is different. All Republicans are complicit in Trump’s Path of Destruction. They are either complicitly silent or actively supportive of him. A vote for a Republican is a vote for Trump.
Knowing that, vote next week (or earlier if you can).
Help to save the world.
Up, up and away…