tweet by Chelsea Clinton is in response to Trump's lie at his pep rally.)
The narcissist-in-chief has been very unhappy lately. His administration is in chaos and full of leaks, courts have ruled against him, the truth is starting to come out about his Russian ties, and the polls show most people think he is dishonest and don't approve of the job he is doing.
A rational person would buckle down and make necessary changes, but Trump is not a rational individual. He decided instead to feed his own ego by holding a pep rally -- an event where only the most rabid trumpistas could attend. That event was held on Saturday in Florida. I guess it accomplished its purpose, because Trump continued to lie and the crowd loved it.
Sadly, he even told lies that could easily be disproved. Perhaps the stupidest was about Sweden. Trump said:
“You look at what’s happening. We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”
What's wrong with that? Nothing happened on Friday in Sweden, or any other recent day. There was no terrorist attack (or activity of any kind). And there hasn't been for years now. Trump was just lying to try and justify his muslim ban executive orders -- much like the whopper his aides told about a massacre in Bowling Green.
While Trump's fans enjoyed the untrue story, you can bet the Swedes did not. Sweden is an ally, and even sent troops to Afghanistan to support the American war in that country. They are not going to like Trump telling lies about their country to enhance his own political standing in the U.S. It's just one more diplomatic blunder that makes our own allies leery of the United States (much like the blunders with Mexico, Australia, Germany, Canada, etc.).
It's not that Trump stretches the truth a little to protect this country -- most presidents have done that. It's that lying is his choice to defend almost everything he does, and it hurts the country instead of helping. The only thing it helps is his own ego (which was the purpose of the Saturday pep rally).
I guess we should be thankful that Trump doesn't lie all the time -- but just when he opens his mouth to speak.