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The Lyin’ King

Phil Hands
© Phil Hands

People are tired of politicians who will say anything to get elected, so they pick someone who will say anything to get elected, but who isn’t a politician. Doesn’t that make sense?

UPDATE: Trump not only leads PolitiFact’s “Pants on Fire” brigade (a stunning 76% of his statements are Pants on Fire, False, or Mostly False), but he just keeps on lying.

Here’s just a few recent examples:

In a speech on Friday, Trump said that Hillary Clinton “wants to abolish the Second Amendment” and that she would release violent criminals from prison. Both of these are lies. Making this even more hypocritical, in Trump’s book “The America We Deserve” he called for strong gun controls. In the same speech, Trump repeatedly claimed that gun rights are critical for fighting terrorism. But according to PolitiFact, Trump’s incendiary statements about Muslims are already being used in terrorist propaganda videos to recruit new fighters.

Or remember when Trump skipped the Fox News debate and held a fundraiser for veterans instead? He claimed that they raised $6 million for veterans groups. This week we found out that was a lie.

Trump claims to hate tax loopholes and says that corporate executives who use loopholes “get away with murder”. Trump said on CBS News “They make a fortune. They pay no tax. It’s ridiculous, okay?” That’s interesting, because this week we found out that in the only tax returns we have ever seen for Donald Trump, he paid a big fat zero in federal taxes by taking advantage of a loophole for developers. No wonder he refuses to release anything more recent. Just this week, Trump said he pays “substantial taxes”. What are the chances that is another lie?



  1. Robin wrote:

    The politicians are not the problem, it’s “we the people.” Our leaders represent “who we are.” We will find our “who we are” in November. Oh, the irony of it all! 🙂

    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Robin, I couldn’t agree more!

    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  3. Ralph wrote:

    As much as I (we all?) hate this interminable, perpetual election season that our political system has (d)evolved into, it may very well work to Trump’s disadvantage (and by implication, our ultimate grace), as one sling and arrow after another is thrown at him to show, unequivocally and irrefutably, his lack of qualifications and temperament to be our President and global representative. Short of Hillary being indicted by the FBI over the email stuff (unlikely), I imagine it’s going to be a long, hot Summer for Mr. Trump, from looking for John Miller’s birth certificate, to fending off demands for his tax returns, to groveling back to Hispanics, and then some.

    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  4. Jonah wrote:

    “We” voted in Bush to power and re-elected him so I think to a certain extent we already know who we are, ie not too smart. On the positive side, we did re-elect Obama but would that have happened without being reminded about the contempt the elite (Romney) had for a large portion of the population (the 47%) ?

    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8:01 am | Permalink
  5. redjon wrote:

    But, immigrants!

    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink