Another post about Trump’s mendacity? Yes, another, and so I suppose I have to confess that I am a bit obsessed about this subject. Why? Trump is dangerous and destructive and ugly in so many ways; why is it that his utter disregard for the truth seems to bug me the most?
Anyway, this is a short post, really just to alert you to the good work of the NY Times’ David Leonhardt, who, with some colleagues, has taken on the daunting task of chronicling this president’s falsehoods. You might find his most recent piece useful if you ever have to deal with a pro-Trump acquaintance who claims that Trump is no worse a liar than other politicians. The fact, of course, is that Trump is peerless in his mendacity, but Leonhardt et. al. go through the exercise of comparing him to Obama. As you would expect, the result isn’t even remotely close.