Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LYIN' DON TRUMP

Lyin' Ted Cruz.

Lyin' Don Trump.

In a court case in 2007 lawyers for Trump's opponent caught Trump lying 30 times.

For two straight days, they asked Trump question after question that touched on the same theme: Trump’s honesty.

The lawyers confronted the mogul with his past statements — and with his company’s internal documents, which often showed those statements had been incorrect or invented. The lawyers were relentless. Trump, the bigger-than-life mogul, was vulnerable — cornered, out-prepared and under oath.

Thirty times, they caught him.

Trump had misstated sales at his condo buildings. Inflated the price of membership at one of his golf clubs. Overstated the depth of his past debts and the number of his employees.

That deposition — 170 transcribed pages — offers extraordinary insights into Trump’s relationship with the truth. Trump’s falsehoods were unstrategic — needless, highly specific, easy to disprove. When caught, Trump sometimes blamed others for the error or explained that the untrue thing really was true, in his mind, because he saw the situation more positively than others did.

“Have you ever lied in public statements about your properties?” the lawyer asked.

“I try and be truthful,” Trump said. “I’m no different from a politician running for office. You always want to put the best foot forward.”

[source : Trump : A True Story, Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/trump-lies/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumplies-11a-top%3Ahomepage%2Fstory, 10th August 2016]

He's also lied about his opposition to wars in Iraq and Libya.

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