Alternative Facts

Mr. Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway created a new term to explain White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statements the day after Mr. Trump’s swearing into office. Apparently, size matters, because Sean Spicer was instructed to lie about the numbers in the crowd at Mr. Trump’s inauguration. Rather than admitting to lying, Kellyanne Conway asserted, Sean Spicer, told us “alternative facts.”

The reality is Mr. Trump has a distant relationship with the truth. It appears Mr. Trump believes if he repeats his lies then they become real. Unfortunately, that is not how it works, and ultimately the truth reveals itself.

Mr. Trump can continue to insult and accuse the press of being dishonest, but for anyone paying attention, it is apparent Mr. Trump lies continuously, to win elections and protect his inflated ego. Mr. Trump can apparently fool some of the people all of the time, but eventually, his lies and deception will catch up with him. Mr. Trump will never admit it, but eventually, he will get caught, and he will not be able to lie his way out.

I feel sorry for the people who believe in Mr. Trump. It is remarkable how Mr. Trump claims he is holding the press accountable. We the people have to hold Mr. Trump responsible for his lack of professionalism and his endless deception.

How will the truth reveal itself? I do not know, but there is precedence; President Nixon played a similar game, and the truth revealed itself, and President Nixon resigned long before we learned most of the ugly truth.

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