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Monday, January 23, 2017
Trumpism Corrupts: Spicer Edition
Sean Spicer, White House press secretary scolding the media for telling the truth
I am worried folks.
After witnessing this weekend the worst start of an
presidential administration in my life I am worried to death. This man we
have in the White House is dangerous.
Already he has forfeited his creditability by
sending his press spokesman out to state an easily provable lie. How can
his press spokesman regain the press (and I don't care what you think of the
press) and the country's trust after such a deplorable and shameful display of
such "Baghdad Bob" lies?
This statement from the conservative newspaper
The Weekly Standard expresses how I feel exactly:
"Rule #1 for press
relations is that you can obfuscate, you can misrepresent, you can shade the
truth to a ridiculous degree, or play dumb and pretend not to know things you
absolutely do know. But you can’t peddle affirmative, provable falsehoods. And
it’s not because there’s some code of honor among press secretaries, but
because once you’re a proven liar in public, you can’t adequately serve your
principal. Every principal needs a spokesman who has the ability, in a crunch,
to tell the press something important and know that they’ll be believed 100
percent, without reservation.
But like I said, this isn’t
What’s worrisome is that Spicer
wouldn’t have blown his credibility with the national press on Day 2 of the
administration unless it was vitally important to Trump.
And if media reports about crowd
size are so important to Trump that he’d push Spicer out there to lie for him,
then it means that all the tinpot-dictator, authoritarian, characterological
tics that people worried about during the campaign are still very much
Folks, unless this man changes his way he is going
to destroy out country and get us killed. I am deadly serious.
We don't have time to indulge Donald Trump. This
isn't a reality show, this is real life. Donald Trump needs to
realize that he is working for us and to leave his fragile ego behind.
Time to grow up Donald and time for the Trump
supporters to stop giving him a pass. This country can no longer afford to
indulge his childish and selfish behavior. By the way, who cares about crowd size anyway? With all that Donald Trump has in his In Box, why is he obsessing on crowd size? Grow up Donald.