Donald Trump has been blatantly and shamelessly lying to the American people since the day he announced his candidacy for the presidency. And you best believe, “winning” the election did absolutely nothing to staunch the onslaught of falsehoods and mistruths that have spewed forth from that guy on a daily basis.
In fact, nearly four years deep into his reign of terror, Trump’s bald-faced lying has become so severe that several reputable publications have made a thing out of keeping tabs of them all.
Hell, the Washington Post had the guy sitting at over 20,000 lies in July, and he’s adding new ones with each passing moment at this point.
The coronavirus pandemic has certainly fueled Donald Trump’s falsehood claims, as well as the impending election in which he’s predicted to suffer a landslide loss to Joe Biden in just a few short weeks.
Over the past several months, we’ve heard nothing but line after line about how well off the country is doing in the midst of this virus, all thanks to him of course and despite the 160,000 deaths in this country and most recently tale after tale of the horrors of mail-in voting — especially now that he’s back to holding daily press briefings regarding the virus.
But what always struck me as odd was the fact that during these public appearances, which are always attended by the press, no one ever called him out on it.
That is, until now.
During this evening’s presser, one unknown reporter had the guts that no one else has seemed to have and straight called Donald Trump out to his face for his incessant lying to the American public.
“After three and a half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” the reporter bravely questioned Trump.
Wow. A reporter (I’m not sure who he is) asks Trump, “after three and a half years, do you regret all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” Trump quickly moves on to the next question. pic.twitter.com/DHn3UvXHnN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2020
By some act of God, Donald didn’t blow a gasket. (Probably because he knows he’s already on some seriously thin ice.) However, he was extremely bumfuzzled. I mean, straight up deer in the headlights.
Trump seemed to make sure he heard the guy right, paused for a beat, and then quickly called on someone else.
The fact of the matter is, we’ll likely never get a real answer out of Trump to that question or any like it. However, I can’t even tell you how refreshing it is to finally see someone call him on his shit.
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