Why President Trump’s lies about crowd size matters…


Yes, the size of the crowd attending the inauguration isn’t that big of a deal. President Obama’s 2009 inauguration was historic, and Washington DC is heavily Democratic, as are the states of Maryland and Virginia (these border Washington DC). So one would expect more people to show up at his inauguration.

Crowd size really isn’t that big of a deal. But the administration brazenly lied about it.

Now President Trump is repeating lies about 3-5 million illegal votes in the general election!

If the administration will lies about such a small matter and about a matter that is so easily “fact checked”, what in the world will it do with other matters which are far more important and for which fact checking requires at least a little bit of expertise?

It would be comforting to think: “well, the wheels are coming off”. But we’ve heard that before, haven’t we?

Good Lord, I know that administrations spin, but this is ridiculous.

In brighter news: the Democrats have introduced an infrastructure bill. Oh, it will be “dead on arrival”, but at least they are challenging him to “put up or shut up”.


January 24, 2017 - Posted by | political/social, politics, politics/social, social/political | ,

1 Comment »

  1. It’s true, and with the geopolitical developments of possible international interference in our electoral infrastructure, the massive human rights crisis in Syria and the proxy war which is developing therein, and the increasing disunity among the euro-zone: we will rely on our governing body to keep us informed on the developments in the world. It’s disturbing that our president has such a lack of integrity that the most basic facts to confirm are distorted. However, the post-truth era theory promises that the confirmation of facts is no longer a relevant tool to erect social change, but I happen to disagree.

    Comment by Austin Dial | January 25, 2017 | Reply

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