President Trump, a Liar?


President Trump a Liar?

President Trump is thought of, by many, as a person who tells lies. There is a good reason for this thinking. The latest updates reveal that President Trump has made 18,000 false or misleading claims during his 1,170 days in office. He has one lie that he frequently makes over and over – the U.S. has the best economy in the history of the U.S. He has made this claim 291 times, and counting. There was indeed a time he could brag about the economy; however, those days, due to the coronavirus, are gone. Even before the virus, the economy was not as good as it was under Eisenhower, Johnson, Clinton, or Ulysses S. Grant. Aside from the economic issues, the coronavirus has caused, the country is also starting to feel the effects of the trade wars President Trump has created. So, is President Trump a Liar?

President Trump A Liar?

President Trump and his lies now include the coronavirus. He has already made more than 350 untrue statements. Some of these lies include his assertion that the coronavirus would weaken “when we get into April.” He made this statement toward the end of February, without anything to back up his claim. Many times President Trump and his lies included – if the economic shutdown continues, people will commit suicide in astounding numbers. He said, “it definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we’re talking about for COVID-19 deaths.” On several occasions, the president said, “Coronavirus numbers are looking much better, going down almost everywhere, and cases are coming way down.” During those days and to this day, many states continue to see the numbers increasing. Perhaps one of his most damaging remarks was that he dismissed the coronavirus as a problem similar to the flu.

President Trump And His Lies Against Barack Obama

As he has done throughout his administration, the president seems to love to put down former president Barack Obama every opportunity he has. Trump said the Obama’s White House’s response to the H1N1 pandemic was a “full-scale disaster, with thousands dying, and nothing meaningful done to fix the testing problem, until now.” The fact is that Obama declared a public health emergency two weeks after the first U.S. case of H1N1 was reported. It took Trump seven weeks after the first domestic COVID-19 case was reported to declare a public health emergency. While testing is a problem now, it wasn’t back in 2009. The challenge then was vaccine development. The president also jibed Obama, saying he (Trump) inherited a broken, bad, and obsolete test for the coronavirus. The truth is that the coronavirus did not exist in humans during Obama’s presidency.

It Doesn’t Seem To Bother Him

President Trump and his lies continue to grow. It really doesn’t seem to bother him. If he gets caught in a lie, he simply covers it up with another lie or blames what he said on someone else. It’s much like a child telling his mother he found $20, when, in fact, he took it from his mother’s purse. When his mother demands the truth be told, the boy tells her it wasn’t him that stole the money it was his brother, and he was trying to protect his brother…and the lies continue. Is President Trump a liar?

If you have a child interested in politics, President Trump and his lies cause some issues. It’s difficult to explain to a child why the president tells so many lies, about 15 per day, and how he always gets away with his “stories.” This certainly is not a good example for our young people.