Friday, June 08, 2018

The Three Biggest Liars In The United States

 (These caricatures of Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Rudy Giuliani are by the inimitable DonkeyHotey.)

There is no doubt who the king of all liars  is in this country. Without a doubt, it's Donald Trump. Trump has told more than 3,100 lies in only about 500 days in office.

The truth means nothing to Trump. He just says whatever he thinks will resonate with his base -- regardless of whether it's just a slight departure from reality or whether it's miles away from the truth. He doesn't care. He lies incessantly and about everything.

But while Trump is the king of all liars, the question remains -- who is the second biggest liar in the country. My nominees are Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to reporters (and the nation) several times a week in her official capacity as White House press spokesperson, and Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attack lawyer, who tells outrageous lies daily on any TV program that will give him a pulpit. Neither has any regard for the truth, and will tell any kind of lie to keep their boss happy.

I think both have seriously damaged their reputations. By endlessly exhibiting their dishonest buffoonery to the nation, they have shown they cannot be trusted. After Trump is gone, I don't think either of them could be hired by any reputable person or organization for any kind of job.

NOTE -- Honorable mention as outrageous liars also go out to Kellyanne Conway and Devin Nunes, both of whom have shown a willingness to lie for Trump at the drop of a hat.

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