During Tucker Carlson’s Thursday evening’s broadcast on FOX Noise he likely confused not only myself and other critics of Donald Trump, he left his brainwashed audience saying “huh.” This is how it began.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called President Trump a “compulsive self-promoter” and a “full-blown BS artist” while seeking to defend him against negative media coverage during his show on Wednesday night.
During the segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host noted that fact-checkers at The Washington Post have documented more than 13,000 false or misleading statements Trump has made since taking office in 2017.
“One of the reasons progressives say they hate Donald Trump is because he lies a lot,” Carlson said at the start of the segment. “Trump, they’ll tell you, is a committed liar.”
Wow! A FOX personality who has been a Trump lackey telling the truth? Well, not really. He attempted to spin the facts and protect the worst man in the world.
“As the Post points out, the lying began at the inauguration. Perhaps you remember this claim, which, at the time, deeply offended official Washington,” Carlson said before going on to play a clip of Trump claiming that his inauguration drew the largest audience “ever.”
“We’re not going to lie to you,” Carlson said. “That was untrue. The crowd at the 2017 inauguration was not the largest ever measured on the National Mall. Sorry, it wasn’t.”
Okay; so far, so good. Trump is the biggest liar in American history. So, is this where it ends? Hell no. Desperation will prevent Trump’s tools from supporting the truth.
“Why did the president claim it was? Well, because that’s who he is,” the Fox News host continued. “Donald Trump is a salesman. He’s a talker. He’s a boaster, a booster, a compulsive self-promoter. At times, he’s a full-blown BS artist. If Trump hadn’t gotten rich in real estate, he could have made a fortune selling cars.”
Okay, the truth is that he did not make billions of dollars. He has either borrowed fortunes to save his humongous derriere and defaulted on the loans, or has been bailed out by foreign nations several times. What makes this con man worthy of claiming to be America’s president? Nothing.
Carlson went on to say that “most people know this” while segueing to a larger defense of the president, asking, “Is lying really the reason the left despises Donald Trump?”
“Or could the real problem be, as is so often the case, the exact opposite of what they claim it is?” Carlson said, asserting that the most controversy during Trump’s tenure has not come when Trump has “told some whopper or exaggerated his own accomplishments” but when “he tells the truth.” When has he told the truth?
“Truth is the real threat to their power,” Carlson said, before going on to claim that “there is an unspoken agreement among the people in charge of our country not to talk about what has happened to it.”
“They are personally implicated in its decline, for one thing. Often, they’re profiting from it,” Carlson said. “The last thing they want is a national conversation about what went wrong, and so they maintain an increasingly strict policy of mandatory reality avoidance.”
Okay, I quit. Does any of this make sense to you. Justifying Trump’s lies is not a valid defense. He lies about everything, including his relationship with Vladimir Putin and his “accomplishments.” If you can’t believe anything the man in the White House says, what can we believe?
Bottom line; is this how an American President should act? Are we to accept a man whose intellect is below average, who has no morals, is totally unfit to lead our nation, and believes in the philosophy of Adolf Hitler; “if you tell a lie often enough, the people will eventually believe it?” Is this how low our government has become under the control of Moscow Mitch McConnell and Trump?
Not for me. I, and you, deserve better.
Op-ed by James Turnage
“The Truth Lives Here”
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