Monday, June 3, 2019

Orwell and trump's lies

The squatter who currently occupies our White House lies so outrageously and so often that it's easy to just tune out and let him flap his gums and talk shit about everybody he hates.

That's so common. And it's big mistake.

In this recent dust-up with Meghan Markle, trump resorted to his usual trash talking; he called Markle "nasty" and it was recorded by the media.

And then his re-election staff sent a tweet with a link to what trump actually said. In it he can be heard calling Ms. Markle "nasty!"

Yes, the campaign staff tweeted a denial that trump had done what they know full well he did and included the evidence that showed that they--and trump--were lying, plain and simple.

In this piece from Political Wire this morning, Teagan Goddard writes about how this is exactly the kind of deception and doublespeak that Orwell's 1984 highlighted.

Is anyone surprised that trump and his incompetent and criminal administration would engage in this kind of mind-blowing manipulation and gas lighting?

It's no surprise to me. Not at all.

And outrages like that one will continue unabated until this thuggish con man is finally removed from power.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

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