Multiple sources confirm that since he became President trump has lied to the American People almost daily. It is not something he does unconsciously or because he is senile or mentally impaired. It is consistent with his past. It was obvious when he entered the presidential campaign and it is a testimony to the alienated state of millions of Americans that this conduct is still accepted.

It is not merely accepted. Lying is the habitual mode of many of his apparent followers.


Trump's lies are repeated. Also, things true of Trump, like his false Twitter followers, are alleged about his assumed opponents.

This is a reprehensible situation. It is a mark of transition away from democracy and into the world described by George Orwell.

Here is a record of just the major, validated and blatant lies uttered by this person.


Here are some samples that are representative. "FEB. 18 'And there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing.' The truth is that refugees receive multiple background checks, taking up to two years to properly vet them before bringing them to the US.

JUNE 21 'They all say it's 'nonbinding.' Like hell it's nonbinding.' The Paris climate agreement is nonbinding — and Trump said so in his speech announcing the withdrawal.

Dog whistles

These examples are almost less bothersome than the dog whistle innuendo that permeates much of Trump's speech and tweets. Once you have accustomed the public to a big lie, merely use the word "fake" to suggest that your target is to be despised.

It is Trump himself who is despicable. The word is not used lightly.

If he was the star of "The Apprentice", he would merely be an unattractive human being. As president, he is a blot on the country.

It is well known that Trump vaulted into contention for the highest office in the land by lying about President Obama, testing the waters. He found them more than receptive to his birther falsehoods.

It is known as well that James Comey, the man he fired as FBI director, testified under oath that this man “lies, plain and simple.”

Minority president

It is fair to say that Trump is at this point a clear minority president. More than 60 percent of Americans do not approve of his performance. That does not mean he should be removed on that basis. But on the basis of being a habitual and congenital liar, there must be at least a better brake than we now have.

Opinions such as this do not stop him. Even the Times with its almost daily diatribes seems powerless. Summer lassitude is abroad. The only counsel is to keep trying. It is better than accepting lies on a daily basis without protest.